CME finds EPA decision on two new iron-ore mines disappointing

June 28, 2017

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The Western Australian Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommendation against approval of two mid-west banded iron formation (BIF) mines is a disappointing decision, Western Australia Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) natural resources manager Kane Moyle said on Wednesday. The EPA found that mining the area would cause permanent and irreversible environmental impacts; however, Moyle argues that each proposal “represents a small fraction of disturbance to the total landform”.

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