EPA policy news in the media

Here are some news articles and media releases examining the LNG industry and the recent policy withdrawal by the EPA on their greenhouse gas guidance here in Western Australia.

We recommend having a read of the following articles to find out more about interesting points in the debate, like just how many jobs are actually created by the LNG industry (around 1% of WA’s workforce), how many jobs could be created if the EPA’s policy was applied.

The West Australian, by Peter Milne, 27 March 2019

Future emissions shock for WA’s major LNG players

The LNG players that pushed back against new large projects having to offset all their greenhouse gases produce a dominant and growing share of the State’s carbon emissions from industry and power generation. 

WA Today, by Emma Young, 21 March 2019

Going carbon neutral would barely touch Woodside’s huge Pilbara profits: Thinktank

Oil and gas giant Woodside could right now completely offset all carbon emissions from its North West Shelf and Pluto operations in Western Australia for 1.1-1.5 per cent of those projects’ gross profits, according to a Canberra thinktank.

Guardian Australia, by Adam Morton, 20 March 2019

WA’s rejection of carbon-neutral guidelines leaves LNG emissions booming

Western Australia’s liquefied natural gas industry is the main driver for increased emissions but the state has refused to endorse EPA’s guidelines.

WA Today, by Emma Young, 19 March 2019

All I want to say is that, they don’t really care about us.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees will require nations to phase out coal by mid-century and leave most fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Even at 1.5 degrees, warmer, up to 90 per cent of the world’s coral reefs will die.

Environmental Protection Authority, Chair Dr Tom Hatton, 14 March 2019

Further consultation on Environmental Protection Authority greenhouse gas guidance recognised