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Media statements are also released by the Minister for Environment.

Please note that the email address for general media enquiries is info.epa@dwer.wa.gov.au.

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Mining unique Banded Iron Formations would cause irreversible environmental impacts - EPA
28 June 2017

Two proposals to mine significant Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) would cause permanent and irreversible environmental impacts, with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) today recommending against their approval.

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EPA recommends approval for ground water replenishment proposal: Report 1597
29 May 2017

The second stage of the Water Corporation’s proposed Perth Groundwater Replenishment Scheme has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

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EPA recommends approval for new Mid West aquaculture zone
03 April 2017

Western Australia’s second large-scale aquaculture development zone has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Office of the EPA determines one non-compliance on Roe Highway Extension
29 March 2017

An environmental audit on the clearing for the Roe Highway Extension, which is now on hold, found Main Roads WA and construction contractors displayed a “high level of commitment and performance” in implementing environmental approval conditions and management plans.

However the audit identified one minor area for improvement in regards to the correct signage for dieback and weeds.

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EPA recommends approval for underground pipeline: Report 1592
23 January 2017

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended conditions for an underground pipeline which intersects a small section of a Bush Forever site.

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EPA launches new website, guidelines and procedures
13 December 2016

The Environmental Protection Authority has today launched its new website and updated guidelines and procedures for environmental impact assessment.

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EPA recommends approval of the Solomon Iron Ore Project - Sustaining Production: Report 1588
23 November 2016

The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended strict conditional approval to extend the Solomon Iron Ore Project, approximately 60 kilometres north of Tom Price.

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Gold mine recommended for approval: EPA Report 1587
21 November 2016

A gold mine in the Great Victoria Desert region has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Iron Valley iron ore extension project recommended for approval: EPA Report 1585
17 October 2016

A proposal to extend the depth and area of existing mine pits in the Pilbara region has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Above ground rail line to transport iron ore recommended for approval: EPA Report 1582
19 September 2016

An above-ground rail structure used to deliver iron ore across 330km of the Pilbara region has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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