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Cut the crap – Environment Victoria calls on parties to get cows out of our rivers

31 October 2014: Environment Victoria will today inflate a giant cow on the banks of the Yarra to highlight the issue of cow trampling and polluting the state’s rivers and creeks. more

2014 Community Environmental Recognition Award Winners Announced

30 October 2014: Last night Environment Victoria held its 2014 Community Environmental Recognition Awards. The awards recognised the achievements of remarkable groups and individuals from around the state who have made an outstanding contribution for the environment through community action. more

Victorian Election Environment Promise Watch Database

28 October 2014:Environment Victoria has created a new Promise Watch database to record the environment and climate change policy commitments of the major parties as they are announced. more

Job losses at Portland wind factory foreseeable and preventable

23 October 2014: Environment Victoria CEO Mark Wakeham is available for comment on the job losses at Keppel Prince's Portland wind tower manufacturing facility. more

450 new jobs and public safety increased if candidates commit to mine rehab, new report finds

23 Oct 2014: 450 long-lasting jobs could be created in the Latrobe Valley if mining companies accelerated mine rehabilitation works to prevent another Hazelwood-type disaster, a new report from Environment Victoria has found.

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Embarrassing retreat on VEET for Napthine Government

17 October 2014: Environment Victoria today said the successful Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme and 2000 workers in the energy savings sector have had a stay of execution with the Napthine Government failing in its efforts to pass legislation to scrap the scheme in parliament this week. more

Rising energy retailer complaints require action

16 October 2014: The rising rate of utilities disconnections and complaints revealed by the Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria must prompt government action to address the underlying causes of energy hardship, warns the One Million Homes Alliance. more

Environment Victoria response to Victorian Government’s Morwell mine fire ‘implementation and monitoring plan’

15 Oct 2014: Environment Victoria notes that the Victorian government has released its response to the recommendations from the Hazelwood coal mine fire inquiry. The following quotes can be attributed to Dr Nicholas Aberle, Safe Climate campaign manager at Environment Victoria.

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Victorian heatwave risks exacerbated by dismantling of climate, energy retrofit policies

15 Oct 2014: Environment Victoria today welcomed the Auditor General’s call for a statewide heatwave plan, but warned that effective responses needed to go beyond emergency management.

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Prevention better than cure for coal mine fires

13 October 2014: Environment Victoria has today welcomed Labor’s announcement of specialised training for firefighters to address coal mine fires, but accelerated mine rehabilitation should be a priority. more
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