News | 7th Aug, 2012

Vic Govt defends environmental efforts

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Victorian Government has defended its environmental policies after a report, from the state's peak green group, launched in Bendigo yesterday.

An Environment Victoria survey of 1,000 people found most respondents want less investment in coal power and a greater focus on renewable energy.

The report raised concerns about planning restrictions on wind farm developments and the State Government's job cuts to the environment sector.

The Minister for Climate Change, Ryan Smith, says his Government is recycling more waste from landfill, harvesting stormwater and cleaning up the state's beaches.

However, he is blaming the previous Labor government for failing to shut down the Hazelwood power station.

Environment Victoria is launching a state-wide advertising campaign against what it describes as out-of-touch government policies.



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