June 8th, 2012
Woodside’s Browse drilling on hold
Rebecca Le May
Woodside Petroleum has agreed to hold off on drilling at its contentious Browse gas project in Western Australia’s Kimberley region until a court dispute about planning approvals is resolved.
Richard Hunter, a traditional owner and senior member of the indigenous Goolarabooloo people, has alleged an approval granted to Woodside in February for engineering and environmental studies is invalid because the Kimberley Joint Development Assessment Panel did not wait to receive an official report from the Shire of Broome.