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Environment Victoria reaction to Andrews government’s Water for Victoria plan

19 October 2016: Environment Victoria has today welcomed the release of the Andrews government’s water plan Water for Victoria, which attempts to secure the health of Victoria’s rivers and waterways... more

Latrobe Valley coal closure fund needed urgently

13 October 2016: A new report from Environment Victoria highlights the opportunity to develop sustainable new jobs in the Latrobe Valley... more

Failed coal project funding needs to be reallocated to Hazelwood closure transition

3 October 2016: Three proposed coal projects in the Latrobe Valley that received government funding have failed to materialise, with a second project now cancelled and the third missing key milestones. more

Decision needed to retire Hazelwood power station and invest in the Latrobe Valley’s future

Saturday 24 September 2016: Reports today that ENGIE, French owner of Hazelwood power station, may decide in October to close the plant show that global markets are shifting to clean energy and Australia needs to catch up. more

Climate Change Authority report highlights Coalition’s poor policy

1 September 2016: The Turnbull Government’s climate change policies are completely inadequate to deal with the crisis of global warming, Environment Victoria said today in response to the release of the Climate Change Authority’s special report. more

Fracking ban delivers for the environment and communities

Tuesday 30 August 2016: The Andrews Government’s decision to ban unconventional gas mining is a welcome and decisive step to protect Victoria’s natural environment, water resources and agricultural land. more

Environment Victoria welcomes revival of Greener Government Buildings program

Monday 22 August 2016: Environment Victoria has today welcomed the Andrews Government’s decision to reinstate the Greener Government Buildings program. more

Strong support for phasing out polluting coal plants in Victoria’s key marginal seats

28 June 2016: Three of Victoria’s most marginal federal electorates are on a knife-edge, with voters in all three seats showing strong support for government to start retiring coal-burning power stations, according to polling commissioned by Environment Victoria and conducted by ReachTEL. more

Andrews Government delivers major boost to Victoria’s clean energy industry

Wednesday 15 June 2016: Environment Victoria has strongly welcomed Victoria’s new clean energy targets, which will be legislated in coming months. more

Victoria commits to zero climate pollution, now time to get on with the job

9 June 2016: Environment Victoria welcomes the Andrews Government’s plans to strengthen Victoria’s Climate Change Act, and urges the Premier to make a fast start in cutting Victoria’s climate pollution. more

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