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EPA rejects mining over the Helena Aurora Range—for the second time

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Key test for new WA Environment Minister Conservation groups have welcomed the WA Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) second recommendation that proposed mines across the Helena Aurora Range (HAR) should be rejected. We are now calling on the WA Labor Government to permanently protect the range as a national park. In the report released today, the EPA announced that, “mining unique Banded Iron Formations would cause irreversible environmental impacts”.
 
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Rejection of divisive forest legislation welcome—proper protection needed

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A Legislative Council rejection of the Hodgman Government’s chaotic and divisive legislation to log high conservation value forest reserves is a welcome step, but in no way delivers a resolution to the issue of forest conservation in Tasmania, The Wilderness Society said in response to the seven-to-five vote for common sense.
 
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Nitens solution welcome, Hodgman should reconsider FT plantation sale for native forest logging subsidy

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The confirmation today that a solution has finally been found for how to process and market nitens plantation logs into construction and appearance-grade sawn timber is welcome, and should prompt a rethink of the Hodgman Government’s plans to flog-off Forestry Tasmania’s (FT) nitens plantation estate to subsidise ongoing native forest logging.
 

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