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Dear HtS Supporter

Halt the Salt

Newsletter #12
21 July 2008

www.haltthesalt.org.au

EPA DELAYS ITS OPINION ON SALT PROJECT UNTIL 23 JULY

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is now expected to release its formal opinion on the proposed salt mine by Straits Resources on Wednesday, 23 July.

As mentioned in our previous edition of this eNewsletter, the formal opinion will be published in a Bulletin on the EPA’s web site.

The EPA Bulletin is extremely important because it will be our first indication of the advice that it will provide the State Government on the salt project.

Once the EPA Bulletin is released there will be a two-week period when appeals can be lodged – and we need your help with this.

If the EPA indicates support for the project going ahead, the Halt the Salt Alliance will mount a vigorous appeal on the community’s behalf.

If the EPA indicates it doesn’t support the project then we can expect Straits Resources to mount an appeal.

In either scenario we will need as many people as possible to voice their concerns about the salt mine during the two-week appeals process, so the Environment Minister does not allow it to proceed.

With overwhelming scientific evidence of the damage the salt mine would do to the Exmouth Gulf’s pristine ecosystem it is critical we all take action.

Exmouth Gulf is one of the richest marine environments in Australia – it is a precious natural asset that must be protected for future generations.

Keep an eye out for a special edition of this eNewsletter, which we will distribute following the release of the EPA Bulletin.

It will provide a summary of the contents of Bulletin and information on how you can voice your concerns during the appeals process.

As this will be a new representation, all previous submitters will be able to make new submissions.

We thank you for your ongoing support and very much hope you will help us to halt the salt and help preserve the Exmouth Gulf’s unique environment.

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What you can do to support the campaign

Growing numbers of people from Australia and overseas, determined to help protect this unique environment, are making their views known to the Western Australian Government.

Personalised letters, faxes or phone calls to politicians are also very important and the Alliance website has a full list of contact details.

Another good way of putting your views across is to write a Letter to the Editor and again the Alliance has details of how to make contact with the State’s major newspapers or you can spread the word via your own local community newspaper  

You can find out more about the extensive support for the campaign by visiting the About Us and Links sections on the website.

Email your friends and associates asking them to participate.

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