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.

Four things the Victorian government could do to improve air quality and health

June 21, 2018

What politicians say about new coal-fired power stations

June 18, 2018

The quiet pollution exemption granted to AGL’s Liddell plant

May 21, 2018

CCS: Throwing good money after bad pollution

April 20, 2018

Coal-fired power stations again Australia’s major source of toxic fine particle pollution

April 3, 2018

Coal industry’s carbon capture dream is a dangerous fantasy

March 23, 2018

Have your say on the licence review for Victoria’s coal-fired power stations

February 14, 2018

People who bear pollution burden deserve a voice in power station review

January 24, 2018

Queensland breathes a sigh of relief

November 27, 2017

Air pollution: news and media

November 21, 2018

Silent killer: air pollution from burning coal kills 279 in NSW each year

September 21, 2018

International experts slam Victoria’s failure to control power station pollution

September 21, 2018

Submission to EPA Victoria on the brown coal power stations licence reviews

August 15, 2018

NSW EPA to require Mt Piper continuously monitor pollutant emissions (Lithgow Mercury)

August 14, 2018

Communities warned about ‘bad neighbour’ Delta

August 14, 2018

Review of industry-reported national pollution data shouldn’t be just hot air (Newcastle Herald)