The EPA has recommended that the project be approved.
Doctors for the Environment Australia disagrees. The EPA has not applied conditions that are its best endeavours, nor fully considered the cumulative effect of impacts of the proposal on the environment. Current science shows that the proposal is not environmentally acceptable, and the EPA should have recommended that it not be approved.
If the project is approved more needs to be done to mitigate the risks to climate, the environment and to human health, aligning requirements to more closely reflect the urgent need to decarbonize, including a strict adherence to the mitigation hierarchy and offsets to be only used as a last resort.