Entries by Clean State

Carbon farming policy fires starting gun for regional WA to benefit from climate action

The Clean State project has welcomed a new policy released by the McGowan Government to allow carbon farming projects on state-owned pastoral leases, calling the initiative a win for regional jobs and a cleaner economy for Western Australia. WA Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture today confirmed that Pastoral leaseholders covering vast areas of the […]

How can WA’s Native Forest help solve Climate Change?

The WA Government is consulting the community on a new climate change policy for Western Australia. This forum, hosted by the Conservation Council of Western Australia, will explore the role that native forests can have in our response to climate change, and what policy and management changes will be required to manage forests as a […]

WA’s “Runaway Train” – LNG Pollution Crashing Australia’s Carbon Targets

A report released publicly today, reveals WA’s LNG industry is single-handedly cancelling out the entire countries efforts to tackle climate change and carbon pollution. The report commissioned by the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA) and the Clean State project, is the first thorough investigation of greenhouse gas emissions from WA’s LNG industry. Drawing from […]

Runaway Train – WA’s gas industry and what it means for the climate

Thursday, 7 November 2019 State Library Theatre, Perth 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm AWST We’re pleased to present groundbreaking new research that lifts the lid on WA’s biggest polluters and the impact that rapidly rising emissions from the WA LNG industry is having on Australia’s international commitments to reducing carbon pollution. This informative session will […]

The West puts Shell in the spotlight for blocking action on climate change

Today’s West Australian article “Resource sector calls for EPA guidelines to be held back” quotes a submission from Shell Australia, which is seeking to block responsible job-creating action on climate in our state. What the article omits to mention is the blatant dishonesty of Shell on this issue.  Publicly, the company has committed to the goals […]

Much worse than Adani – Browse and Burrup Hub LNG pollution revealed

Media Release – 10 October 2019 Western Australia’s peak environment group has released new analysis published in the Guardian today revealing the full size and scale of carbon pollution that would result from the Browse Basin and Burrup Hub liquid natural gas (LNG) development led by Woodside. Key points: Total climate damage from the proposed Browse Basin […]

EPA consultation process reveals overwhelming support for withdrawn pollution policy

Consultation on the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) paused carbon pollution policy has revealed overwhelming support for the policy to be reinstated and strengthened, according to submissions published on the EPA website yesterday. The EPA policy, released earlier this year proposed new rules requiring WA’s biggest polluters offset emissions through projects such as tree planting, carbon farming and renewable energy. A campaign by […]