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Have your say on NSW Clean Air Regulation

Have your say on NSW Clean Air Regulation

The NSW EPA is accepting submissions now on a proposed law which will determine clean air regulations for big polluters in the years ahead. Air pollution is a serious issue in NSW that causes hundreds of avoidable deaths and cases of childhood asthma every year.  Yet...

Analysing the latest data from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)

Analysing the latest data from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)

The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is Australia's annual report on toxic pollution.  Their latest data (2020-21) has just been released, and our team has analysed the trends.    Notably, our analysis shows AGL’s power stations across NSW and Victoria reported...

A huge win for a stellar community campaign

A huge win for a stellar community campaign

After months of public hearings and on-the-ground campaigning, the Minister for Planning has assessed the environmental effects of the Fingerboards mineral sands mine as unacceptable.   This means that the 1,675-hectare open cut mine is now unlikely to proceed, which...

Yallourn mine situation demands inquiry

Yallourn mine situation demands inquiry

Two weeks ago, Victoria’s Energy Minister stood in front of TV cameras and declared a state-wide ‘energy emergency’. Recent heavy storms had pelted the Latrobe Valley and we were told floodwaters could cause the walls of the Morwell River Diversion, that runs through...

Representing community opposing a mineral sands mine in East Gippsland

Representing community opposing a mineral sands mine in East Gippsland

More than four years after the Minister for Planning first required an Environment Effects Statement (EES) be prepared for the Fingerboards mineral sands mine proposed in East Gippsland, Victoria, the public hearings to consider the proposal are about to commence.  An...

Revision of National Air Pollution Standards

Revision of National Air Pollution Standards

In April 2021, state and federal environment ministers finally met to revise Australia’s outdated national air pollution standards. The decision, delayed two years, comes after a lengthy ten-year process including a review of air pollution standards, a proposal for a...

Crib Point gas terminal rejected over environmental concerns

Crib Point gas terminal rejected over environmental concerns

This week, the Minister for Planning rejected AGL’s proposed Crib Point gas import terminal, saying it would result in “unacceptable environmental effects” to the internationally significant Westernport Bay.    This is a huge win for the community who have been...

Hearing to protect Toondah Harbour

Hearing to protect Toondah Harbour

On March 11, EJA was in court on behalf of the Australian Conservation Foundation seeking the release of documents, which recorded meetings between the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and the Walker Group.  The Walker Group sought to build a...

Rare win for last coastal bush in Chelsea

Rare win for last coastal bush in Chelsea

In November 2016, a developer purchased a block of land in Chelsea and lodged an application to clear all native vegetation for fourteen two-storey townhouses. After a four-year effort by the Friends of Dents Paddock alliance the native coastal vegetation land was...

Thank you Western Region Environment Centre

Thank you Western Region Environment Centre

Environmental Justice Australia is both honoured and saddened to be the beneficiary of the winding up of the Western Region Environment Centre (WREC). Losing this institution is a sad day for environment protection in Melbourne’s west.  We have worked with WREC for...

Delivering The People’s Clean Air Action Plan to Vic Parliament

Delivering The People’s Clean Air Action Plan to Vic Parliament

Health experts, campaigners and community members gathered on the steps of Parliament to deliver a copy of The People’s Clean Air Action Plan to Vic Health Minister Martin Foley. We heard from a range of speakers, including: A/Prof Lou Irving, who spoke about the...

Coal pollution updates for Victoria

Coal pollution updates for Victoria

Between the results of the Victorian EPA’s power station licence review, the announcement of Yallourn’s early closure, and the call for submissions to the health impacts of air pollution inquiry, a lot has been going on in the VIC coal pollution space. Here’s the low...

NSW Clean Air Strategy

NSW Clean Air Strategy

After five years in the making, the NSW government has released a draft Clean Air Strategy that fails to do anything to reduce pollution.   Instead of providing a strategy with firm commitments and measurable deadlines to protect the community from toxic air...

NSW Coal Ash Inquiry recommendations

NSW Coal Ash Inquiry recommendations

The NSW Public Works Committee released its report and recommendations to conclude its Inquiry into Costs for Remediation of Sites Containing Coal ash Repositories. The need for such an Inquiry was recommended by EJA in our report Unearthing Australia’s Toxic Coal Ash...

Vales Point Power Station emissions exemption

Vales Point Power Station emissions exemption

Vales Point Power Station, jointly owned by Trevor St Baker and Brian Flannery and operated by Delta Electricity, has been exempt from the more stringent 'Group 5’ oxides of nitrogen (NOx) concentration emissions standards prescribed under the Protection of...

NSW Air Quality Inquiry

NSW Air Quality Inquiry

Back in June, EJA Clean Air Campaigner Maxwell Smith and EJA lawyer Bronya Lipski presented expert evidence to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the health impacts of air pollution in NSW. Significantly, Max and Bronya’s appearance came the same week that The...

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