Submitted by Phil.Evans on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 18:08
14 November 2016
SA Premier Jay Weatherill's announcement that he plans to continue pursuing his nuclear waste dump plan is a great disappointment to many South Australians and especially to Indigenous people from across the state who said a clear 'no' to the proposal at the recent Citizens' Jury.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 12:43
This year is an important one for climate action in Victoria. We now have a state renewable energy target (a VRET) and will soon have a legislated ban on all onshore unconventional gas drilling. A range of government policies will be announced soon which will shape the future of our state: these include the re-build of the Climate Change Act and a draft coal policy, both of which will be released by late 2016.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 14/11/2016 - 07:40
The ABC is reporting that the Queensland Government has charged five former executives of Linc Energy with environmental offences over the failed company's alleged contamination of huge swathes of prime farmland in the state's south-east.
The charges relate to the alleged contamination caused by Linc Energy's underground coal gasification (UCG) operation near Chinchilla from 2007 to 2013.
Submitted by Phil.Evans on Thu, 27/10/2016 - 13:00
In September 2016 Friends of the Earth produced the report: Pesticides in Australian Waterways Overview. The results were shocking with 89% of the almost 200 pesticides detected having no ecological guidelines under the current system.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 29/09/2016 - 08:53
MEDIA RELEASE 29 September 2016
Friends of the Earth Australia
As emergency workers assist South Australians with the fallout from a historic storm that knocked down multiple power lines, causing a blackout across the state, national environment organisation Friends of the Earth say the storm is a wake up call to act on climate change and disaster preparedness.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 27/09/2016 - 06:54
Environmental organisation Friends of the Earth (FoE) today called on increased restrictions and bans on pesticides which continue to pollute Australian waterways. FoE also called for significant increases in the number of pesticide guideline levels published in ecological and drinking water guidelines in Australia.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 25/08/2016 - 13:33
Join us on Tuesday September 13 to find out how you can get involved.
The fossil fuel sector has mounted an aggressive attack South Australia’s renewable energy leadership in recent weeks. These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy’s reputation and intimidate states who are taking leadership, such as the ACT, Victoria, and South Australia.