Climate & Energy Justice

Hobart Snap Rally - Stand up for climate action at COAG

After attacking renewable energy for months in the media, the Turnbull government seems intent on taking Australia backwards on climate change action. Their latest thought bubble the 'National Energy Guarantee' or NEG appears designed to cripple renewable energy and lock in subsidies for polluting coal and gas companies - something the community can and will never accept. If you live in Hobart, please join us this friday 24 November to show your support for renewable energy and the need for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels.
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Economics for Earth

An Endless Crime: BHP Billiton and Vale's Sludge Still Harming Brazil

This article was published by Amigos da Terra Brasil, Arthur Viana -Photo Provide by MAB Half past four. The kettle on the stove screams with hot water for my coffee. It´s too late: it´s now boiling; at some point it always boils. I open the window and I see the sludge.
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Land & water

A cable car on Mt Wellington?

A cable car has been proposed up the face of Mt Wellington/Kunanyi in Hobart. A range of local residents and environmental groups have been campaigning against this proposal, which would have significant environmental impacts on the mountain.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Friends of the Earth win Victorian Premier's Sustainability Award

Friends of the Earth has won the Environmental Justice category in this year's Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards for conducting a campaign to build community resistance to the potential threat of fracking.
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Climate & Energy Justice

When will we ban new coal mines? #StopAdani

“I just cannot believe that in 2017 we are still fighting the Adani coal mine” begins Stop Adani campaigner Charlie Wood; her gentle demeanor belies the indignation of her words.
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Land & water

Supreme Court Injunction halts logging of old growth Kuark Forest

Forest conservationists who established a blockade of old growth forest in East Gippsland are celebrating today after environment groups secured a legal injunction that has stalled the logging operation.
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Food & Technology

Stop the Government shredding the rules on GMOs

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) plans to deregulate a range of new dangerous new genetic modification techniques such as CRISPR.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Is there a future for ‘pro-nuclear environmentalism’?

Michael Shellenberger was in Australia recently. He has been a prominent environmentalist (of sorts) since he co-authored the 2004 essay, The Death of Environmentalism. These days, as the President of the California-based ‘Environmental Progress’ lobby group, he is stridently pro-nuclear, hostile towards renewable energy and hostile towards the environment movement.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Victoria's energy future secured as Andrews govt's Renewable Energy Target becomes law

In a historic moment for Victoria's energy future, the Victorian Renewable Energy Target today passed the upper house in state Parliament and will become law. “This is a historic day for Victoria's energy future, and a victory for the community who have long made the case for the Victorian Renewable Energy Target” said Pat Simons, Friends of the Earth's renewable energy spokesperson.  
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Land & water

FoE calls for further investigations into regulations regarding PFAS and PFOS chemicals

In late September FoE sent a submission to the Victorian EPA’s PFAS National Environmental Management Plan. Read the submission here. Friends of the Earth calls for further investigation into regulatory failure concerning PFAS (Per-and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Sulfonate) chemicals. Government authorities have known about its dangers since 2000 but have done very little to safeguard the community. 
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