Straits appeals $200m salt farm decision

West Perth-based Straits Resources Ltd has submitted 72 grounds of appeal against recommendations made by the state environment watchdog which decided against a $200 million solar salt farm in the Exmouth Gulf last month.


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The EPA would have to be insane to approve this project. The marine environment there is far too valuable to even risk and for what? The shareholders of a mining company!

If this decision is overrulled the EPA might as well be disbanded. To say that the risk to Exmouth Gulf of a project of this magnitude is acceptable would be a blatant disregard of science and process. Exmouth Gulf is important as a fishery, for biodiversity, for whales, for dugongs, for supporting world famous Ningaloo reef, for pearling, for tourism. It is not the same as the recieving environment around other salt farms in WA - it is an enclosed gulf, sensitive, and highly important for biodiversity and sustainable fisheries. The idea that the EPA is pushing for a marine park is also sheer spin. That is not the EPA's job, nor their agenda. It is bordering on defamation to make such accusations.

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