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Media statements are also released by the Minister for Environment.

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Wood Waste to Energy Plant recommended for conditional approval - EPA Report 1554
27 July 2015

Uncontaminated wood waste - normally disposed of in landfill - will be converted into electricity under a proposal recommended for strict conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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EPA recommends approval of the Forrestfield Airport Link - EPA Report 1553
13 July 2015

The Forrestfield Airport Link, which will extend Perth’s rail network, has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Southwest mineral sands mine recommended for approval - EPA Report 1552
13 July 2015

A new mineral sands mine in the southwest has been recommended for strict conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Environmental Protection Authority Chairman Paul Vogel to step down
01 July 2015

Environmental Protection Authority Chairman Dr Paul Vogel has today announced he will be stepping down from the position at the end of his current term in November.

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Iron ore mine extension recommended for approval - EPA Report 1551
22 June 2015

An extension to an operating iron ore mine 130km northwest of Newman has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Exploration Drilling E70/2227 Feral Prospect recommended for conditional approval by the EPA - EPA Report 1549
25 May 2015

A proposal for exploration drilling on the Feral Prospect (E70/2227), near the town of Perenjori – 348km from Perth, has been recommended for strict conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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EPA recommends approval for revised Flinders Pilbara Iron Ore Project - Report 1548
15 May 2015

A revision of the Pilbara Iron Ore Project allowing limited expansion and the construction of new infrastructure including roads, an airstrip and an accommodation camp has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

Flinders Mines Ltd proposes to revise its existing Pilbara Iron Ore Project, located 70km north-west of Tom Price in the central Pilbara.

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EPA recommends conditional approval for exploration drilling in the Mungada Blue Hills East: EPA Report 1544
23 March 2015

A proposal for exploration drilling on the Mungada Ridge has been recommended for strict conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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Open-cut iron ore mine in the Pilbara recommended for approval: EPA Report 1541
16 March 2015

The Australian Aboriginal Mining Corporation Limited’s proposal to mine iron ore in the Pilbara has been recommended for approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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EPA recommends approval for new railway line in the Pilbara: EPA Report 1540
16 March 2015

A 205km railway and conveyor line connecting a Pilbara iron ore mine to export facilities has been recommended for conditional approval by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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