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Groups join forces to demand support for Latrobe Valley clean up

16 Apr 2014: The Voices of the Valley community group and Environment Victoria have joined forces to call for a State and Federal government grant for new coal projects to instead be used to support local clean-up efforts in the Latrobe Valley in response to the Hazelwood mine fire.

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Jobs crisis, Hazelwood fire highlights need for Victorian clean energy jobs plan

3 Apr 2014: A public forum at Melbourne University tonight will hear that Victoria could create thousands of renewable energy jobs quickly with the right policies.

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Environment Victoria Response to Terms of Reference for Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire Inquiry

Environment Victoria broadly welcomes the Terms of Reference for judicial inquiry into the Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire. Safe Climate Campaign Manager Dr Nicholas Aberle said today: “The terms of reference for the Judicial Inquiry are reasonably comprehensive. However we have three reservations regarding the Terms of Reference, on which we would like clarification from Premier Napthine..." more

Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies a boon for the budget, reduces pollution

3 Mar 2014: An alliance of Australia’s leading environment and community organisations has today renewed its call for the Australian Government to cut fossil fuel subsidies.

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Premier Napthine dodges question of whether Hazelwood mine properly regulated

28 Feb 2014: Environment Victoria has today welcomed clearer health instructions to Morwell residents affected by the Hazelwood mine fires but said that Premier Napthine dodged questions in today’s press conference about whether the state government had done all it could to minimise the risk of coal mine fires.

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Our Rivers, Our Lifeblood: New online atlas tracks the health of Victoria's rivers

25 Feb 2014: Environment Victoria is today launching Our Rivers, Our Lifeblood, a new web-based atlas and campaign which summarises the issues facing Victoria’s rivers catchment by catchment.

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Smelter closure highlights need for Victorian clean energy jobs strategy

18 Feb 2014: Environment Victoria has called on the Napthine Government to develop a clean energy jobs and investment strategy in the wake of Alcoa’s decision to close the Point Henry aluminium smelter and wind back production at Portland.

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Hazelwood fire highlights persistent problems and failures of Latrobe Valley coal mines

17 Feb 2014: The week-old fire within the Hazelwood coal mine plaguing Morwell residents and firefighting crews is the latest in a series of failures at Latrobe Valley mines.

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CEO Kelly O'Shanassy announces departure from Environment Victoria

6 Feb 2014: The President of Environment Victoria, Amanda Nuttall, today announced the departure of Kelly O’Shanassy, Chief Executive Officer, after seven years of outstanding leadership.

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Environment Victoria condemns Abbott Government attacks on the environment’s legal team

18 Dec 2013: Environment Victoria is appalled by the Abbott Government’s decision to terminate funding for the Environment Defenders Offices across Australia.

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