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Groups join forces to demand support for Latrobe Valley clean up

16 April 2014

The Voices of the Valley community group and Environment Victoria have joined forces to call for a State and Federal government grant for new coal projects to instead be used to support local clean-up efforts in the Latrobe Valley in response to the Hazelwood mine fire.

At today’s Hazelwood inquiry community consultation session in Traralgon, Voices of the Valley will also deliver hundreds of affidavits, survey responses, photos and videos collected from residents, to help the inquiry with its investigation into how this disaster unfolded.

The State and Federal Governments were on the verge of announcing $90 million funding for Latrobe Valley coal projects via the...


Jobs crisis, Hazelwood fire highlights need for Victorian clean energy jobs plan

3 April 2014

A public forum at Melbourne University tonight will hear that Victoria could create thousands of renewable energy jobs quickly with the right policies.
The forum,...

Environment Victoria Response to Terms of Reference for Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire Inquiry

Friday, 21 March 2014



Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies a boon for the budget, reduces pollution

3 March 2014

An alliance of Australia’s leading environment and community organisations has today renewed its call for the Australian Government to cut fossil fuel subsidies. The federal government...


Premier Napthine dodges question of whether Hazelwood mine properly regulated

28 February 2014

Environment Victoria has today welcomed clearer health instructions to Morwell residents affected by the Hazelwood mine fires but said that Premier Napthine dodged questions in today...


Our Rivers, Our Lifeblood: New online atlas tracks the health of Victoria's rivers

25 February 2014

Environment Victoria is today launching Our Rivers, Our Lifeblood, a new web-based atlas and campaign which summarises the issues facing Victoria’s rivers catchment by...


Smelter closure highlights need for Victorian clean energy jobs strategy

18 February 2014

Environment Victoria has called on the Napthine Government to develop a clean energy jobs and investment strategy in the wake of Alcoa’s decision to close the Point Henry aluminium...


Hazelwood fire highlights persistent problems and failures of Latrobe Valley coal mines

17 February 2014

The week-old fire within the Hazelwood coal mine plaguing Morwell residents and firefighting crews is the latest in a series of failures at Latrobe Valley mines...


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