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Question Without Notice No. 1110 asked in the Legislative Council on 26 September 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

GORGON GAS PROJECT — CARBON DIOXIDE INJECTION

1110. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the report and recommendations of the Environmental Protection Authority published on 25 September 2019 regarding ministerial statement 800 for the Gorgon gas development.

(1) Will the minister accept the EPA's recommendations?

(2) If no to (1), why not?

(3) What action will the state government take to ensure that Chevron is responsible for the CO2 that has not been sequestered since operations began in July 2016, as per the facility's approval conditions?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(3) As the EPA has now provided its advice to me, I will consult with the decision-making authorities as per the requirements set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and make a final decision in due course.