Yawuru rangers have found rare spectacled hare wallabies at Roebuck Plains.
The World Wildlife Fund trained the rangers to operate remote wildlife cameras, which they set and left running for two months.
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A bushfire is burning on both sides of Great Norther Highway about 35km south of Roebuck Plains.
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A fire is burning about seven kilometres to the west of Roebuck Roadhouse.
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Robin Chapple MLC is concerned at the government response to alleged contaminated water spills at Roebuck Plains.
He said the mines department will not give him any information about contaminated water leaks from lined dams at several of Buru Energy Limited’s Yulleroo wells.
“I’m absolutely astounded by the lack of transparency here,” he said.
“To the best of my knowledge, it’s the first time in history that environmental regulations have been commercial-in-confidence.
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Buru Energy has confirmed that it does not expect to be getting payable oil from its Ungani 3 well.
Managing director Keiran Wulff told The West Australian the well was “unlikely to be a significant producer”.
The company hopes to be producing 5,000 barrels a day from the other two wells by the end of the year.
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The Ungani oilfield is at Roebuck Plains, about 80 kilometres east of Broome.
A seismic survey by Buru Energy and Rey Resources has identified more targets suitable for drilling.
They are said to be similar to the Ungani well at Roebuck Plains which is already producing oil.
The joint venture is expected to drill one of these new Canning Basin targets later this year.
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