Air pollution

More than 3000 Australians die from exposure to air pollution each year. Thousands of others suffer health effects like strokes, heart disease and asthma.

Our laws fail to address problems in pollution hotspots – like the Latrobe Valley, the Hunter Valley and the NSW Central Coast – where polluters often exceed the limits for air pollution. Australia needs stronger laws to protect our health.

Environmental Justice Australia aims to make sure polluters reduce and control their toxic air pollution as much as possible. We work with community groups, experts and advocates to achieve national laws that reduce air pollution levels and safeguard clean air – so all Australians can breathe clean air.

An update on our campaign to cut air pollution

May 24, 2019

Air quality in the Latrobe Valley unhealthy again

May 23, 2019

Federal election – new nature laws please!

May 3, 2019

Eraring power station should close its ash dump, not community recreation centres

May 2, 2019

NPI report sees toxic pollutants soar again and highlights need for pollution controls on coal-fired power stations

April 21, 2019

Call for a crackdown on toxic coal pollution!

April 1, 2019

What the NSW election result means for air pollution

March 29, 2019

Coal train at Wollar (west of Muswellbrook) NSW

2018: Deteriorating air quality in NSW

February 12, 2019

NSW Labor commits to stricter power station pollution controls

February 6, 2019

Air pollution: news and media

April 1, 2019

NPI report sees toxic pollutants soar again and highlights need for pollution controls on coal-fired power stations

February 28, 2019

‘Line in the sand’: NSW Labor plans blitz to undo environmental ‘mess’ (Sydney Morning Herald)

February 14, 2019

Power station pollution control licence renewed (Coast Community News)

February 12, 2019

Clean air for NSW: 2018 update

February 4, 2019

NSW Labor promises review of power plants’ environmental licences (Newcastle Herald)

February 4, 2019

Victorian Labor Government under pressure after NSW Labor Opposition commits to crack down on pollution from coal-fired power stations