Gas project threatens climate and Aboriginal art in WA

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A new report released today by the Australia Institute and the Conservation Council of Western Australia has called for a full environmental impact assessment into the proposed Scarborough Gas Field project in northern Western Australia.

The report shows that the development would be the biggest fossil fuel polluter in Australia – producing 1.6 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions in its lifetime which is equivalent to 15 coal-fired power plants – and risks the damage or destruction of the Murujuga rock art, a significant local Indigenous site with art dating back up to 40,000 years.

 

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