Blog Articles by James Whelan

That was close! The outcome of last weekend’s state election means north Queensland will not have a new coal-fired power station.

Coal smoke

Queenslanders will pay with their health if the sunshine state gets a new coal-fired power station, writes EJA's Dr James Whelan.

Liddell power station in the Hunter Valley

Another five years of Liddell would mean another 258,000 tonnes of toxic pollution released into the Hunter Valley.

The Maules Creek open cut coal mine exposes the four Murphy girls to dangerous particle pollution and oxides of nitrogen from mine blasting.

The father of these four girls, Pat Murphy, was interviewed on Radio National. Narrabri farmer Pat Murphy spoke on Radio National about his epxerience living near the mine.

Hazelwood power station seen from the air

More than 3000 Australians die prematurely each year from air pollution. That’s the equivalent of 17 fully-loaded domestic flights crashing with no survivors. These preventable deaths are largely the consequence of fine particle pollution from coal-fired power stations, coal mines, trains and terminals, wood heaters, and motor vehicles.

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