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Risk that Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act could be changed to promote nuclear power

K-A Garlick at Nuclear Free WA, 12 Feb 20

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act is currently under review and will look at how the Act has been operating, and any changes needed for Australia to support ecologically sustainable development into the future.

Currently, under the EPBC Act, nuclear power is banned and the ‘nuclear action’ triggers uranium mining and milling projects to be Federally assessed. This should remain.

There is a real threat that the EPBC Act could change to remove the ban on nuclear power and the ‘nuclear actions’ trigger, so that this dirty industry can push forward.  We urge you and your organisation to make a submission to keep the ban on nuclear power and the ‘nuclear action’ triggers.

Don’t nuke the climate is a great new website with a ton of information to use for your submission including last years no nuclear power statement by a broad coalition of faith, union, environmental, Aboriginal and public health groups, representing millions of Australians, that clearly outlines our energy future is renewable, not radioactive. Click here to read the statement.

Submissions are due 17 April 2020. You can send submissions via email to Or via post to: EPBC Act Review Secretariat Department of the Environment and Energy GPO Box 787 CANBERRA ACT 2601.  Please complete and submit this cover page with your submission. All submissions that include this cover sheet will be considered by the review.  For more information on the EPBC Act and submissions, click here.

February 13, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, environment, politics

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