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Media statements are also released by the Minister for Environment.

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EPA recommends strict conditional approval of magnetite project
23 June 2014

A magnetite iron ore mine expected to operate for 45 years has been recommended for stringent conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority. (EPA Report 1514)

The large open-cut mine proposed by Fortescue Metals Group Iron Bridge (Aust) Ltd (FMGIB) will be located 110 kilometres south-southeast of Port Hedland and will generate up to 15 million tonnes of magnetite each year.

The proposal also includes the construction of associated infrastructure as well as the transport of magnetite ore to Port Hedland for export via a slurry pipeline.

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East Rockingham Waste to Energy facility recommended for approval
16 June 2014

A new Waste-to-Energy facility which aims to produce enough electricity to power 23,000 south-west homes each year has been recommended for conditional approval, the Environmental Protection Authority announced today.

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Independent delegates begin Browse assessment
16 May 2014

Three independent delegates have begun assessing the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Precinct strategic proposal.

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EPA to assess extended shark drum-line proposal
23 April 2014

The Environmental Protection Authority has set a Public Environmental Review (PER) level of assessment on the WA Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2014-2017 with a four-week public submission period.

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EPA determines not to assess shark drum-line proposal
12 March 2014

The Environmental Protection Authority will not formally assess this summer’s Shark Drum Line deployment, management and associated services proposal.

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EPA finds Port Hedland marina environmentally unacceptable due to dust
19 February 2014

A bid to rezone land in the Pilbara for a public marina and for tourist, commercial and residential development has been deemed environmentally unacceptable by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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EPA recommends approval for WA’s first aquaculture zone
17 February 2014

Western Australia’s first aquaculture development zone has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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EPA recommends approval for Gorgon expansion
06 January 2014

Chevron Australia’s proposal to increase the footprint of its Gorgon Gas Development has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Public comments welcomed to guide management of Cockburn Sound
20 November 2013

The Environmental Protection Authority has urged the public to contribute their views during its review of the environmental management of Cockburn Sound.

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EPA recommends approval for silver, lead and zinc mine for East Kimberley
21 October 2013

A new silver, lead and zinc mine has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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