Greens welcome Margaret River coal mine rejection

Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC, Greens spokesperson for planning, has welcomed the wonderful news that coal mining in the Margaret River region has been rejected by the WA Environment Minister.

Environment Minister Bill Marmion announced today that he upheld the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) decision to reject Vasse Coal Management Pty Ltd’s proposal to develop a coal mine north-east of Margaret River.

The announcement coincides with release of the Appeals Committee report which validates the EPA’s rejection of the proposal.

“This is a fantastic early Christmas present for the NoCoalition who have campaigned so tirelessly,” said Ms MacLaren.

“The community has grown from strength to strength in developing their arguments against the proposal. An international supporter base has been established across a range of interests, from tourism and agricultural to security of water supply,” added Ms MacLaren.

“I am delighted that the Appeal Committee has validated the EPA’s decision to reject the Margaret River coal proposal,” said Ms MacLaren.

“I’d like to congratulate the Margaret River community for their united opposition to this dirty industry,” Ms MacLaren concluded.

Read the Appeals Committee report

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