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Diesel fuel rebate wasted on profitable mining companies who don’t need handouts

18 March 2015: Environment Victoria has described the mining industry’s attempts to side with small farmers as needy recipients of the diesel fuel rebate as disingenuous... more

Environment Victoria Submission to the Review of Performance Targets for Bushfire Fuel Management on Public Land

12 March 2015: However the current planned burning program, which focuses largely on the number of hectares burnt each year, has the strong potential to damage our natural environment... more

Renewable energy project a good green start for Andrews Government

19 February 2015: Environment Victoria welcomes the support being given by the Andrews Government to the Newstead community renewable energy project in regional Victoria.... more

Environment Victoria welcomes continuation of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target

19 December 2014: Environment Victoria today welcomed the announcement by Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio that the Andrews Government will retain the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET). more

Election result shows power of grassroots mobilisation on environment issues

30 November 2014: Environment Victoria welcomes today’s election result as a victory for grassroots mobilisation but warns that the new government will be publicly held to account if it fails to improve the State’s environmental record... more

New fire highlights need for urgent mine rehabilitation

28 November 2014: Reports today of a fire at the open cut Loy Yang coal mine highlight the urgent need for the next Victorian government to speed up mine rehabilitation says Environment Victoria.... more

Environment Victoria calls on all parties to get cows out of our rivers

26 November 2014: Environment Victoria will today inflate a giant cow in central Ballarat as part of its Cut the Crap campaign to highlight the issue of cows trampling and polluting the state’s rivers and creeks... more

Environment Victoria's response to Labor’s environment election policy

25 November 2014: Environment Victoria has today welcomed the release of Labor’s environment policy. The policy ‘Our environment our future’ provides further detail about Labor’s environmental agenda, but still leaves Labor much policy work to do if elected to address the state’s environmental challenges... more

New scorecard shows Victorian parties split on environment policy just days before election

24 November 2014: Thousands of Victorians who have pledged to use their vote for the environment at the upcoming State election will today be able to compare the environmental policies of the major parties thanks to a scorecard released by Environment Victoria... more

Environment Victoria response to Greens announcement to close surplus coal generation

20 November 2014: Environment Victoria strongly welcomes today’s announcement by the Greens to push for an orderly phase-out of Victoria’s most polluting power stations and their replacement with renewable energy... more
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