The Age: Environment watchdog could slap tougher emissions caps on power plants


In welcome news, Victoria’s environmental watchdog is reviewing the licences of the state’s three remaining coal-fired power plants which supply about 80% of the state’s power. 

This follows a recent submission by DEA which recommended to the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority that they restrict the high level of toxic air pollution in the Latrobe Valley which are likely responsible for low birth weights in the region and that mercury emission standards be imposed to protect local aquatic food chains.

You can read our submission HERE:
https://www.dea.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/VIC-Brown-coal-fired-power-stations-licence-reviews-submission---02-18.pdf

The threats to health and marine life and DEA’s submission were featured in a front page news story in The Age.


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