Clean Air


Have your say on the review of the licences for the coal-fired power stations in the Latrobe Valley.

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 - pic by Josh Meadows

The panicked debate about keeping Liddell power station open past its 2022 retirement date has been fuelled by deliberate misinformation.

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.

What’s in the air that we breathe? We believe that all Australians have the right to breathe clean air, but right now, the laws are not keeping pace with the science. Particulate pollution – tiny pieces of matter suspended in the air – can be emitted by industry and some kinds of vehicles. They can cause serious health effects like asthma. That’s why we advocate for national clean air laws, particularly for particulate pollution.

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