Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 01/05/2012 - 16:09
Monday, 30 April 2012 MEDIA RELEASE
Environmental organisations Friends of the Earth and Friends of Gippsland Bush have slammed Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke's failure to list Gippsland’s Strzelecki Ranges koala as endangered or vulnerable.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 18/04/2012 - 16:18
Friends of the Earth Australia is largely supported by individual members and supporters, plus philanthropic funding.
In recent years, major donors have started to support our work – with incredible impacts on our work and effectiveness.
FoE prides itself on being a grassroots but nationally networked environmental organisation. It is also remarkably frugal, meaning that the vast majority of funds received go directly into campaigning. Any donations will go a long way and make a real difference to our ability to run effective and strategic campaigns.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 02/04/2012 - 07:09
Regulators Fail To Implement Toxic Timber Bans
April 2 2012
Friends of the Earth today criticised the failure of government regulators, both at the national and state level, to list Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) as a Restricted Chemical Product [RCP] and for their inability to provide consumers with safety information regarding the dangers of working with treated timber products impregnated with CCA.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 26/03/2012 - 20:41
27 March 2012
The Queensland Land Court today recommended that the Wandoan coal mine proceed despite concerns raised by Friends of the Earth about the impacts of burning coal. Friends of the Earth, in a unique challenge to the mine's approval, argued for the outright refusal of the mega coal mine based on climate change impacts.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 26/03/2012 - 08:07
Funds are urgently needed to support legal challenge of the Federal Environment Ministers approval of the Olympic Dam expansion Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, Arabunna elder and honorary president of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, is challenging the approval of the uranium mine expansion on the grounds that various environmental impacts of the project were not properly considered as required under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 15/03/2012 - 13:00
MEDIA RELEASE Date 14 March 2012
Activists Halt Dredging in Gladstone Harbour
Marking the last day of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee visit to Australia protesters descended on Gladstone Harbour and stopped dredging. Mark (Potts) Driscoll chained himself to the harbour dredge Razende Bol and Rotterdam boat, shutting down the controversial development of the Coal Seam Gas LNG port facility on Curtis Island in Gladstone Queensland.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 07/03/2012 - 17:01
People concerned about the Great Barrier Reef will welcome UNESCO delegates.
media release March 7, 2012
Today UNESCO will visit Gladstone to inspect the state of the Great Barrier Reef. People from various organisations will be present to welcome them and to highlight their concerns about the dredging that has happened in the Gladstone Harbour.
At 12 noon the people will be lining the Bryan Jordan Drive Bridge with vibrant reef fish installations, colourful flags and banners.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 01/03/2012 - 15:33
Friends of the Earth is today releasing a briefing paper on the Fukushima nuclear disaster as the one-year anniversary (March 11) approaches.
Dr Jim Green, author of the paper and national nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth, said: "The report concludes that the Japanese nuclear industry is run by a clique of public- and private-sector interests that have promoted personal and corporate gain at the expense of public safety.