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Western Australia’s gas pipe dream ‘dead and buried’

By Mon, Aug 19, 2013 6:55PM UTC 18 Comments

The Western Australian Supreme Court declared the proposed  James Price Point  (JPP) gas plant illegal on Monday after it found that the WA Environment Minister and the WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) had acted illegally in the assessment and approval of the massive project. In April, Woodside Petroleum announced it was dumping its $45 billion LNG...

Australia: Kimberley graveyard to rise as the ‘Saudi Arabia of Gas’

By Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:08AM UTC 1 Comment

Western Australia is one of the last remaining frontiers of the indigenous Australians. Land grabs over the years have pushed them to this territory and now even their ancestral graveyards have to go. Western Australian Indigenous Affairs Minister Peter Collier granted Woodside Petroleum permission to start bulldozing Aboriginal heritage sites, including the sand dunes area at James Price Point, in...

Australia: WA ‘sells soul’ to gas firm for tourism boost

By Thu, Jun 14, 2012 8:49AM UTC 19 Comments

Western Australia (WA) is set to defy all opposition to chase its dream to turn Broome into a key tourist destination – including a court’s injunction order to stop gas giant, Woodside Petroleum, from drilling at a site in James Price Point. With Woodside offering big bucks to finance WA’s tourism promos, the State Government could not back down. North West Australian Tourism was pleased to announce...

Kimberly gas hub sparks nationwide protests

By Wed, May 16, 2012 7:26PM UTC 16 Comments

The dream of Western Australia to transform Broome into a dazzling New Dubai faces no paved road. The multi-billion Woodside Petroleum’s gas hub has ignited intermittent tensions between local residents and the police. The State Government dispatched a strong 140-200 police to James Price Point this week alerting  Green activists nationwide to join forces with Broome residents...