Policies towards proposals for large-scale natural resource projects. Attenuation versus postponement

Campbell, H. F. and Scott, A. D. (1979) Policies towards proposals for large-scale natural resource projects. Attenuation versus postponement. Resources Policy, 5 2: 113-139.

Author Campbell, H. F.
Scott, A. D.
Title Policies towards proposals for large-scale natural resource projects. Attenuation versus postponement
Journal name Resources Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4207
1873-7641
Publication date 1979
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 113
End page 139
Total pages 27
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract The authors examine the problem of dealing with the environmental impact of uranium mining in Australia and consider its wider implications. Government, faced with unknown environmental and social damage from the initiation of uranium mining in northern Australia, has initiated an environmental impact assessment procedure. This requires the appellant company to provide information about the proposed project and its alternatives and is often followed by a period of 'postponement'. This is compared with an alternative procedure, 'attenuation', allowing the project to proceed on a reduced scale in order to obtain information. Comparisons are made between the information which might be obtained by the two alternative procedures and the expected relative benefits and costs from a postponed project and an attenuated project.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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