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How Mark McGowan pressured the EPA boss to remove WA's tough emissions targets in one brief phone call

Western Australia's former environmental protection chief has made the "extraordinary" claim that the previous premier Mark McGowan pressured him to withdraw tough new emissions guidelines.
Key points:
⚠️ In 2019, the EPA wanted to introduce tough new emissions guidelines
⚠️ The decision triggered a backlash from Woodside and the state's mining lobby
⚠️ A single phone call from the WA premier led to the guidelines being scrapped
The then-head of the independent Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Dr Tom Hatton, has disclosed to the ABC never-before-told details of what he described as a political intervention "unprecedented" in the 50-year history of the agency.
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    • johnte ndeto

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      Environmental goals should be based on scientific evidence and long-term sustainability, not influenced by political pressure.

      • Gorffly mokua

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        This is absurd!! But what is it that made the EPA boss to act as instructed ?? Definitely there is something they are not telling us.

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