Viva Energy has failed to make the case that its gas import terminal is either necessary or an acceptable way to address Victoria’s energy security given our existing climate laws and policy.
The project would hinder Victorian efforts to transform our energy systems, serving to maintain the Victorian reliance on polluting gas, making it harder for the state to reduce its emissions over the critical next decade in particular, but also across the intended 20-year life of the project.
Due to the flaws we have identified in the EES, we submit that it is not possible for the IAC to assess the real extent of the Project’s impacts and whether they could (or would) be managed by Viva. As a result, we believe the IAC should recommend against this Project.
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