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

Thursday 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 more

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 government, Environment Victoria has urged today. more

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 has been welcomed by Environment Victoria and the Victorian National Parks Association. more

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 to Environment Victoria’s new report released today. more

13,000 jobs in efficiency, new report finds

Wednesday 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 found. more

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 Victoria in the lead up to United Nations climate negotiations in Paris next week. However the targets still fall short of what the science says is required. more

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

A report into the environmental performance of the Andrews Government in their first year in office finds modest but slow progress in implementing election promises and developing a leadership agenda on the environment.


Coal project fails, highlighting need for Latrobe Valley transition plan

Wednesday 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 the region. more

Environment Victoria response to second Emissions Reduction Fund auction results

Thursday 12 November 2015: The second auction for the Turnbull Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund has spent a further $557 million of public money with no guarantee of Australia’s emissions falling, said Environment Victoria. more

ACF and Environment Victoria to appear before Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

5 November 2015: Environment Victoria and the Australian Conservation Foundation will present this opening statement to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in Shepparton on Friday 6 November. more

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