The summer's bushfires blanketed Australia's east coast with thick smoke, writes Dr Bob Vickers. But even when we don't have bushfires, Australians are still being exposed to harmful air pollution from sources such as coal-fired power stations.
In fact the dominant source of some of the most harmful fine and ultrafine particles in Australia is coal-fired power stations.
We need the EPA and the Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean, to release a clean air strategy for NSW that has the power to reduce pollution from the major contributors.
The NSW EPA has been sitting on a draft policy for many years, but a draft is meaningless and ineffective.
A clean air strategy could force proper pollution controls onto power stations.
Read the full article in the Newcastle Herald, 24 July 2020