A Labor government in NSW has promised to review the emissions standards of all NSW's coal-fired power stations, after their current licences have been renewed by the NSW EPA without significant change. DEA's Dr Ben Ewald said "The decision makers in the EPA are ignoring compelling health reasons to clean up power station air pollution. Modern pollution controls are required on vehicles, so why not power stations?"
EJA writes that NSW has missed an opportunity to introduce technology that is standard in Europe, US and China that limits the amount of toxic emissions, including sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and fine particle pollution.
The original article is "Blue in the Face: NSW power plants in Labor's electoral sights" and was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 31st Jan 2019. Read the whole article here