Dear Murujuga/Burrup/FARA supporters,
Yours in solidarity,
Just when we thought we were ahead with our challenge to Yara’s Fertiliser & Tan plant licences, this awful addition rears its head - and we’re given just 7 days to reply! - now down to 5 days as the deadline is 5pm on Friday14/8...
Although hydrogen plants are commendable in themselves as an alternate form of energy, it would be disastrous on the Burrup for 2 reasons - it would extend the life of the Fertiliser & Tan plants indefinitely, and an unsightly sea of solar panels in the midst of the ancient rock art goes completely against the WA and Federal governments’ recognition of its supreme cultural significance, even recommending it for World Heritage listing!
John Black has kindly prepared some dot points to help you (Click here to go to the FARA website and the link to John's document 'Grounds for EPA undertaking a PER for Yara Hydrogen Project' ). The first part is by way of background information but, as you are only allowed 500 words, these are mostly contained in the 2 Grounds and the conclusion/solution.
As far as possible, please use JB’s points as a guideline only and try and write in your own words on a word doc. When you’ve done that, open up the web link below - if it says ‘oops', click the 'site home page’ and the EPA website will come up.
Scroll down and click on Ammonia Plant, Murujuga >> click box with Form >> fill in 1, 2 & 4 (leave 3 Organisation blank, more weight given to private citizens)>> in 5, click last box requesting Public Environmental Review >> then in 6 post your 500 word ‘Recommendation’ >> click last box agreeing to submit your comments to the EPA >> click Continue and you will be thanked for your submission...
It’s all pretty straightforward but we need at least 30 submissions before the EPA will consider doing a PER - so please let me know when you’ve done yours, every single one helps towards preserving the precious petroglyphs of Murujuga!
And if you have networks of your own, please forward this urgent plea to them as well.
Judith Hugo & Marie Ferland, Co-convenors
Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA)
0439 090 321