It was a big week in the fight for clean air.
The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is an annual set of data about pollution released in the last year. It is not perfect, as it's self-reported by industry and not audited, but it is one of the most comprehensive sources of data we have in the fight for clean air.Read more
Embargoed to Monday April 18 2016Read more
Today’s report from the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry contains some welcome recommendations, but does not go far enough.Read more
It is time for Hazelwood Mine owner GDF Suez and the Victorian government to accept responsibility for the health woes of Latrobe Valley residents.Read more
Three days of testimony before the re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry have just concluded.
Environmental Justice Australia has represented local community group Voices of the Valley throughout the process of getting the inquiry re-opened to consider the crucial question: Did deaths occur as a result of the mine fire in the months after it occurred?Read more
On Tuesday September 1, hearings will commence at the re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry.Read more
Hearings into the post-fire spike in deaths at the reopened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry commence next week.
Since the terrible events of February 2014, when toxic coal smoke choked the towns of the Latrobe Valley, the local community has fought hard to find the truth about the fire.Read more
This morning, at a morning tea in Morwell, the Victorian government announced that the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry would be reopened.
Community group Voices of the Valley have found evidence which they believe shows a spike in deaths occurred around the time of the fire. Last year’s inquiry did not consider this evidence as it closed before the evidence could be finalised.Read more
Health and environment groups call for national Air Pollution Prevention Act to reverse dangerous increases in air pollution
Health and environment groups across Australia are calling for a National Air Pollution Prevention Act to curtail spiralling air pollution that is now responsible for more deaths than traffic accidents, with analysis of new data released this week showing a massive increase in airborne dust pollution from the nation’s coal industry.Read more