Premier promises laws to ban uranium mining

30 August 2008 | 04:56 Code : 17968 Geoscience events
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The Premier Alan Carpenter says he will introduce laws to ban uranium mining....

The Premier Alan Carpenter says he will introduce laws to ban uranium mining. The Premier, Alan Carpenter, has promised to legislate to ban uranium mining of if Labor is wins the election.Mr Carpenter has maintained until now that legislation is not necessary because of the Labor Party’s stance against it.Mr Carpenter now says he will introduce legislation before the end of the year to ensure uranium is not mined in Western Australia.The Premier is in Albany, where he has made a commitment to renewable energy and promised that a Labor government would spend $7 million providing financial incentives for new renewable power technology."Rather than it just now being left to the whim or the will of the premier of the day, it should be subject to the Parliament of Western Australia," he said."We will ban, by legislation, the mining of uranium in Western Australia and instead we will drive 100 per cent renewable energy production."


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