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Northern Territory joining Queensland in wanting State, NOT FEDERAL, control of uranium environmental approvals

exclamation-Mines minister pushes Top End uranium projects ABC News, By Marty McCarthy 19 Nov 2013,  Northern Territory Mines Minister Willem Westra Van Holthe says he will meet his federal counterpart to discuss ways to streamline environmental approvals for uranium exploration.

The Federal Government has already drafted a bilateral agreement with the Queensland Government for more localised assessment of environmentally sensitive projects.

Mr Westra van Holthe says he will discuss ways in talks this week for the Territory to cut red and green tape, to encourage uranium projects in the Top End. “I will be pushing for the NT to have more say and more control over the process of uranium mining,” he said……

Greens Senator Larissa Waters has already raised concerns about the impact of changes to uranium approval processes.

November 19, 2013 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Northern Territory, politics

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