News - 11 June 2019

Speak up to ensure a safe climate future for WA

The Western Australian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting you to provide feedback on its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guidelines. This is your chance to tell the EPA—and through it, the WA State Government—why you care about our climate and what you want done to protect our state from growing emissions going forward. It’s critical that highly polluting industrial projects—which are currently running amok—are better regulated.

Why does the EPA need to hear from me?

If you live in Western Australia, or care about Australia’s carbon emissions and its impact on the world, you have a stake in this—and your voice can be a powerful catalyst for change. 

By adding a submission to this process, you can help end the polluting industry’s special treatment and protect our climate, wildlife and unique environment for yourself and for future generations.

But hurry—the consultation period closes on 2 September 2019.

What are the guidelines for?

The WA EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guidelines, released in March 2019, were a progressive step towards reducing the emissions flowing out of our biggest polluting projects—until they were attacked by industry and taken down. 

The impact of emissions on our climate has been disastrous. WA has the second highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions of all Australia's states and territories, and these emissions are increasing—largely due to the expansion of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) production and export. The predicted effects of the changing climate will be significant in Western Australia, with a drying climate in the south-west, more frequent and severe storms in the north-west and a rising sea level along our entire coastline.

Your submission will help ensure the greenhouse gas emissions guidelines take into account the community's views and concerns, so we can ensure a safe future for all. 

How do I complete the survey?

You can make a quick submission here (or you may prefer to post in your submission via the contact details below).

Two ways to have your say:

If you'd like to know more about about how the EPA's planning to use your feedback and the information it's seeking through this consultation, read the background paper.

Thank you for taking action!