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WA seeks to balance LNG growth and emissions

With no federal guidance around climate change in Australia, it is being left to state governments to design emission reduction policies With no federal guidance around climate change in Australia, it is being left to state governments to design emission reduction policies.
By Sally Bogle 6 June 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34281
The North Rankin Complex, part of the North West Shelf project. (Woodside)

The key issue: Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority is poised to begin a 12-week consultation to determine whether tougher restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions should be imposed on projects seeking environmental approval.

Interfax analysis: The government of Western Australia (WA) has a job on its hands as it attempts to tackle the state’s rising emissions profile without stifling growth in the high-emitting LNG sector. To this end, the WA Environmental Protection Authority’s new 12-week consultation on greenhouse gas emission (GHG) restrictions may ultimately lead to...