Uranium plea lost
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.