Environmental Defenders Office Queensland

Environmental Defenders Office Qld (EDO Qld) is an independent community legal centre, empowering the community to use the law to protect the environment. We are your lawyers for the environment, driven by a commitment to justice and a passion for nature. Our goals are to protect clean air, soil and water for safe and healthy communities; to restore and preserve nature, the Great Barrier Reef and wildlife; to advance clean energy and to keep our climate safe.

Air pollution in South East Queensland triggers public meeting; calls for expanded monitoring network and data access

The public meeting has been convened following a trebling of particle pollution from coal mining during the last 10 years and calls for an expansion of Queensland’s air pollution monitoring network. “There is no EPA monitoring in the entire Central Queensland coalfields – a region of more than one million...


Hunter could be biggest loser in national air quality review

Newcastle and the Hunter will continue to “unfairly bear the impacts of Australia’s air polluting activities” if the nation’s environment ministers bow to industry pressure on Tuesday and fail to implement tougher air quality standards, say environmental activists. Federal and state governments undertaking the first review in nearly two decades...