Factsheet: Environmental Impact Statements

environmental impact statement

April 2021

Before a mining company is given an approval to mine, it must conduct a thorough assessment of the environmental and social impact its mining operations might cause. The environmental impact statement produced by this assessment is crucial for government decision-making. But how accurate are these statements? Who writes them and how are they verified?

This factsheet explores one of the key corruption risks we identified in our research into the mining approvals process in Queensland and Western Australia.

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