AUTHORITY — GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS —CONSULTATION
153. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House
representing the Premier:
I refer to the Premier's
comments in The West Australian yesterday in which he criticised the
Environmental Protection Authority's recommended greenhouse gas
emissions standards and expressed concern that fossil fuel corporations were
not consulted about regulating their own industry.
(1) Which fossil
fuel corporations have been, or will be, invited to the roundtable discussion
referred to in the article?
individuals or organisations, other than fossil fuel corporations, have been,
or will be, invited to the roundtable discussion?
roundtable discussions be held with members of the conservation, environmental,
scientific and medical communities; and, if not, why not?
(4) Could the
minister please provide details of all communications including meetings, phone
calls, emails and written correspondence between the government and representatives
from fossil fuel corporations that have occurred since the EPA's
recommendations were published, including the date of communication, the names
of the individuals or corporations involved in the communication, the content
of the communication, and the minutes from every meeting?
The PRESIDENT: That is a very
long question. I might remind the member about standing order 105 and the need
to be concise.
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Thursday, the Premier will be hosting a roundtable discussion with key LNG
industry stakeholders to discuss the Environmental Protection Authority's
new greenhouse guidance statement and to work through the issues it raises for
them. The Premier has extended invitations to Chevron, Santos, Shell, Woodside,
the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, and the Australian
Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.
(3) The Minister
for Environment will be leading consultations and engagement with all
stakeholders, including the broader resources sector and conservation groups.
(4) As canvassed
in the media, the government has been in contact with interested parties since
the publication of the recommendations. It is not possible to give an accurate
answer, as I would not want to inadvertently mislead the house in the case that
someone is missed. Should the member have a question about a particular party,
I would request he asks a specific question and I will endeavour to answer it.