Ura­nium plea lost

Geraldton Guardian - - News -

Con­ser­va­tion­ists and Tji­warl tra­di­tional own­ers will con­tinue to fight the ap­proval for a ura­nium mine, de­spite los­ing a Supreme Court ap­peal.

For­mer State en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter Al­bert Ja­cob gave the green light to Cameco’s Yeelir­rie mine pro­posal in Jan­uary last year.

The Con­ser­va­tion Coun­cil of WA and tra­di­tional own­ers fear unique sub­ter­ranean fauna in the area will be made ex­tinct if the project pro­ceeds.

Chief Jus­tice Wayne Mar­tin de­ter­mined yes­ter­day that the ap­peal against the min­is­te­rial de­ci­sion should be dis­missed.

CCWA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Piers Ver­ste­gen said the de­ci­sion was dis­ap­point­ing but only a set­back.

Tji­warl na­tive ti­tle holder Vicky Ab­dul­lah said the court case was only part of the cam­paign.

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