Last month, The Guardian revealed that the NSW government has abandoned its plan for a clean air strategy after five years of planning!
This announcement sparked anger and outrage from communities living near major sources of pollution, such as coal-fired power stations, who spent years contributing to development of the strategy.
Days later, the NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean walked back suggestions the clean air strategy had been dropped, and recommitted that the government intends to deliver the plan, which is already three years overdue, early next year.
This double back-flip from the Minister shows that the NSW government’s commitment to clean air hangs in the balance and we’ll need to work hard to hold the government to its promises.
Call on the Environment Minister Matt Kean and the NSW government to deliver the NSW Clean Air Strategy without delay.
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