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Murray River "hard hat mentality" has to end

27 August 2015
Environment Victoria has criticised state and federal water ministers over their “hard hat mentality” to the Murray-Darling Basin, labelling infrastructure projects expensive and ineffective when what rivers really need is more water.

“Governments are overlooking the simple fact that rivers need more water poured into them, not more concrete,” said Environment Victoria’s Healthy Rivers Campaign Manager Juliet Le Feuvre.

The criticism comes after the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) released a stocktake of infrastructure projects today.

“The declining health of the Murray-Darling Basin is an...


Increased energy efficiency targets create green jobs, lower energy bills

25 August 2015

Environment Victoria has today welcomed the increased Victorian Energy Efficiency Targets announced by Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio.



Andrews Government green energy contracts provide welcome boost for Victoria's wind industry

21 August 2015

Environment Victoria has welcomed today's announcement that the Andrews Government will use its purchasing power to...


Anglesea coal mine closure plans unveiled under Freedom of Information


19 August 2015

Alcoa’s rehabilitation plans for the Anglesea coal mine and power station, which were obtained following a Freedom of Information request, have been...


Abbott Government climate targets reckless and illogical


11 August 2015

Environment Victoria has today described the Abbott Government’s proposed emissions reduction target of 26% by 2030 (from 2005 levels) as reported in the The...


President Obama's rules on coal-fired power stations show Victoria how to lead


4 August 2015

Environment Victoria welcomes new moves by President Obama in the US to limit the carbon pollution from the country’s coal-fired power...


Environment Victoria response to ALP announcement of 50% renewable energy target for 2030

22 July 2015

Environment Victoria welcomes Federal Labor’s commitment to a renewable energy target of 50% by 2030 – a significant and necessary...


Commonwealth governments this week failed communities suffering the burden of Australia’s air pollution


16 July 2015

Australia’s conservation councils have called on the state, territory and commonwealth environment...


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