The development of a gas project in Australia on a coral reef off the Western Australian coast will spark global outrage
Conservation group WWF Australia says the development of a gas project on a coral reef off the Western Australian coast will spark global outrage.
Woodside Petroleum is considering building a processing plant on Scott Reef for its $A12 billion Browse gas project.
The company said it might build a lagoon-based plant on the reef, halfway between Indonesia and the Kimberley coast rather than a facility on the environmentally-sensitive coast.
But WWF Australia chief executive Greg Bourne said his organisation did not believe there was any place for a gas plant in such a sensitive area, because he wanted Australian oil and gas operators to be known for their legacy of sensible development and environmental leadership.