Port dust storm lingers

BHP Billiton’s latest bid to boost export capacity from Port Hedland has hit another roadblock as a popular local businessman declares he will oppose the Big Australian’s “attempt to work around the regulatory system”.

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Port Hedland dust.

BHP has lodged an application with the state’s environmental regulator to increase its export licence from 270 million tonnes per annum to 275Mtpa – despite widespread local resistance and the

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