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.

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

Coughing up for coal-fired power

November 21, 2017

Fear and loathing in the Hunter Valley

September 21, 2017

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