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Environment Victoria welcomes ALP plan to cut pollution and clean up Australia’s energy supply

27 April 2016: Australia’s alternative government has today released a comprehensive outline for tackling global warming and cleaning up our polluting electricity system, Environment Victoria said today. more

State Budget delivers for river health and Latrobe Valley transition planning, now greater ambition required on key environmental strategies

27 April 2016: Today’s State Budget delivers a boost for the state’s rivers and signals the beginning of a transition plan for the Latrobe Valley to move beyond coal. more

No more delays to Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Thursday 21 April 2016: A coalition of eighteen environment, Indigenous and community groups has called on State and Commonwealth governments to rule out delaying or weakening environmental water recovery targets in the Murray-Darling Basin. more

Andrews Government delivers in response to Hazelwood mine fire inquiry

Friday 15 April 2016: Environment Victoria has today strongly welcomed the Andrews Government’s response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. more

Sweeping recommendations set pathway to improve mine rehabilitation in the Latrobe Valley

Thursday 14 April 2016: Environment Victoria has today welcomed the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry’s report on mine rehabilitation and said it gives the green light to the Andrews Government to reform the way the state’s coal mines are rehabilitated and regulated to protect the environment, the community and the public interest. more

New draft nature plan a good start

Monday 21 March 2016: Environment Victoria has welcomed a renewed focus on nature protection by the Andrews Government on the release of its draft blueprint Protecting Victoria’s Environment- Biodiversity 2036 late last week. more

Senate inquiry misses the mark on Basin Plan

Thursday 17 March 2016: The Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has degenerated into farce with dissenting reports and disputed recommendations, Environment Victoria said today. more

Water Plan lacks vision for rivers

Wednesday 16 March 2016: The Andrews Government’s new Water for Victoria discussion paper lacks a compelling vision for improving the health of our state’s stressed rivers, Environment Victoria said today. more

Big polluters on notice as EPA charges Hazelwood over mine fire

Tuesday 15 March 2016: The Environment Protection Authority’s charges against the owners of Hazelwood power station for the catastrophic 2014 mine fire reinforce that big polluters will be held responsible for the damage they cause. more

Green light for strong Victorian plan to reduce greenhouse pollution

Thursday 11 February 2016: An independent, expert review of the Victorian Climate Change Act released this morning paves the way for the state government to adopt a nation-leading agenda to reduce greenhouse pollution and prepare for the impacts of climate change, Environment Victoria said today. more

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