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Two years is too long for EPA action on Hazelwood mine fire

4 February 2016

Victoria’s environment and pollution watchdog must bring charges against the owners of Hazelwood mine and power station immediately as the two year anniversary of the Hazelwood mine fire approaches, Environment Victoria has said today.

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has so far failed to take legal action following one of the worst pollution events in Victoria’s history. Tuesday February 9th will be exactly two years since the fire started. It burned for 45 days and blanketed the homes of 15,000 people in the Latrobe valley in toxic smoke and coal ash.

“Two years is...


Alcoa handout would damage environment and state budget

Tuesday 15 December 2015

An outrageous request by Alcoa to make Victorians pay the Portland aluminium smelter’s electricity bills should be rejected by the state...


Andrews Government river plan welcomed

Tuesday 15 December 2015


Today’s announcement of a new plan to improve the health of rivers and streams across Victoria by limiting livestock access to riverbanks...


New water report identifies next steps for Andrews Government


Sunday 13 December 2015


Victoria needs a fresh approach if it is to become a leader in protecting its rivers and saving and reusing water, according...


13,000 jobs in efficiency, new report finds

9 December 2015

Simply upgrading the energy and water efficiency of Victoria’s building stock could stimulate $10 billion of investment and create up to 13,000 jobs, a new report from Environment Victoria has...


Shorten steps up on climate, more still needed 

Thursday 27 November 2015


Tougher cuts to Australian carbon pollution emissions announced today by Labor Leader Bill Shorten have been welcomed by Environment...


Andrews Government slow out of the blocks on environment in year one, more urgent action needed

23 November 2015

A report into the environmental performance of the Andrews Government in their first year in office finds modest but slow progress in implementing...


Coal project fails, highlighting need for Latrobe Valley transition plan

18 November 2015

The cancellation of a proposed new coal project in the Latrobe Valley needs to mark the first step towards proper economic diversification of...


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