July 17th, 2012
Green groups flag challenge to Woodside approval
The West Australian
David Weber, ABC
Woodside has welcomed environmental approval for a massive gas hub in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
The state’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has decided the $40 billion dollar gas hub north of Broome can go ahead.
The approval came with strict conditions, including a need to protect whales from oil spills or dredging.
The process has proved controversial, with four of the five board members assessing the proposal being removed because of conflicts of interest.