AMEC welcomes EPAs move to withdraw guidelines

15 March 2019

The EPA announcement made yesterday to withdraw revised assessment guidelines on greenhouse gas emissions until there has been further consultation with industry and stakeholders has been welcomed by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).

“We are pleased to see Dr Hatton and the WA EPA taking a pragmatic and sensible approach to the development and implementation of these assessment guidelines,” says Warren Pearce, Chief Executive of AMEC.

“Taking time for consultation will provide greater certainty for investment and industry on how the proposed guidelines will be developed and applied.”

"It is also reassuring to see the WA Government act swiftly to address the risks created by this policy, which put billions of dollars of investment in Western Australia and thousands of new jobs in jeopardy."

AMEC supports a staged transition to a low carbon economy, which will rely on the continued development of renewable energy technology, built with a wide range of mined materials.

 “The mining industry recognises the importance of moving to a low carbon economy, however, any policy which would have a significant impact on our community and our economy should be carefully developed."

"We look forward to working with the EPA and consulting on behalf of our members to develop these guidelines," said Mr Pearce.