Tag Archives: Clean Air

Our Port Our Future Please Act Now!

Friday December 6th 2013:  Message to Members and Supporters from Cr Michael Osborne NEW STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOR NEWCASTLE PORT 2013 Please take action (IT’S EASY). Cut and paste the form letter below, or write in your own words reasons … Continue reading

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Clear the Air in Newcastle with a Clean Air Act

It’s time we took the air we breathe more seriously. Industries continue to pump dangerous emissions into our atmosphere that have huge costs to human health – and Australia’s air quality protections are lagging behind. The Greens will deliver a … Continue reading

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Support the call for a Special Commission of Inquiry into coal dust in the Hunter

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) recently released a report concluding that coal trains are not associated with elevated particle pollution in the Hunter. The Environment Protection Authority has used this report to argue that covering coal trains to protect … Continue reading

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Albanese in hot seat with allegations of doctored coal dust report

MEDIA RELEASE – 12 June 2013 Albanese in hot seat with allegations of doctored coal dust report Responding to today’s news that a federal government report may have been doctored to downplay the air pollution impacts from coal rail transport, … Continue reading

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Clear the Air – Coal and Health Public Forum

Monday, 15 April 2013 with Greens Senators Richard Di Natale and Lee Rhiannon Newcastle Room, Newcastle City Hall 7pm (for 7:30pm start) All welcome. Free entry. Australian Greens spokesperson for health Dr Richard Di Natale and NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon … Continue reading

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Hunter air quality crisis: health tests of children required

Responding to the release of a worrying report on coal dust pollution in Newcastle, Greens MP and healthy communities spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has joined with Newcastle Greens Councillor Michael Osborne to release a 5 point plan to combat harmful particulate … Continue reading

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