NSW Clean Air Regulation

30 May 2022

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 NSW air pollution regulations are weak compared to many other countries. Power stations here are missing modern pollution filters, and communities are paying the price.

Right now, the Environment Protection Authority is updating NSW’s Clean Air Regulation, and setting the legal framework for managing air quality in NSW and controlling air pollution.

Our environmental lawyers have reviewed their proposed new Clean Air Regulations. We’re concerned they will allow power station operators to keep pumping out far too much toxic pollution for far too long, and put our communities’ health at continual risk.

Luckily, the EPA wants to know what you think about their draft regulations. They are accepting public submissions until 5pm, Friday 3 June – so get your skates on!

Writing a submission is a simple and powerful way to have a say. We’ve created the handy guide to get you started:

When you’re ready, make your submission by filling in the NSW EPA’s survey on their website.

On the survey, you do not need to fill out every question. You can also send your submission to the EPA via email.

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