Air quality standards in Australia are less protective than in other member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Moreover, certain facilities have received exemptions from compliance with relevant standards, and communities pay the price.
The community representatives want the EPA to put more information in the public domain about additional measures mentioned in their media release including reference to a coal ash repository investigation and tightening of Vales Point’s NoX emissions which it has received a series of exemptions by the EPA to exceed.
In September 2024 Dr Orellana will submit his report on the outcome of his visit to Australia to the UN Human Rights Commission.
Hopefully, people will hear the call of Nature and protect the sanctuaries we have left.
Gumbaynggirr elders have called for the protection of sacred sites in and around Newry State Forest.
In a clear response to community opposition, locked steel gates have been established at every entrance of the forest with security guards present 24/7 with routine police visits.
Only 52 per cent of Australia’s forests and woodlands remain intact. Deforestation continues at a globally significant rate. In the time it takes to read this sentence, 20 Australian native trees will have been cut down or damaged— that’s almost two trees lost every second, 93 lost each minute, 50 million lost every year.
This project really highlights the diversity of restoration needed in our creeks to restore the complexities of habitat required for local fish and wildlife.
The government can act now to stop new polluting projects going ahead by reforming our outdated environmental laws this term of Parliament. Coal and gas companies are hell bent on continuing to wreck our climate and destroy the places we love. The government has the power to put a stop to this.
The pygmy right whale is one of the few whale species to forgo long-distance migrations to Antarctic waters and instead reside in the temperate waters near Australia throughout the year.
Woodside’s Scarborough gas project has been widely criticised by scientists and environmental campaigners as one of Australia’s most polluting planned fossil fuel sites. The proposal has been subject to no fewer than three high-profile legal challenges, both in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court.