But analysts say guidelines are practical, cost effective and not unprecedented

The Morrison government has criticised as “unworkable” a plan by Western Australia’s environment watchdog to impose tougher measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions from large projects.

The state’s environmental protection authority, which works independently as an adviser to the WA government on environmental approvals, published new guidelines this week that would require developers of projects with direct emissions of more than 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per annum to demonstrate they have taken all reasonable steps to reduce or avoid emissions.

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