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.

Coughing up for coal-fired power

November 21, 2017

Fear and loathing in the Hunter Valley

September 21, 2017

Liddell should close as planned

September 8, 2017

Living close to Australia’s biggest power station

August 18, 2017

If the companies had an incentive to run them more cleanly, they could

August 17, 2017

We need community representation that is not captured by the coal industry

August 16, 2017

Self-monitoring doesn’t work

August 15, 2017

It will be great when the Latrobe Valley can move on

August 14, 2017

Standing up for the community

August 14, 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)