2013 – time to stop the onshore coal and gas industry in Victoria

In 2012, community concern about the threat of new coal and gas operations, especially coal seam gas (CSG), pushed the state government to ban the use of dangerous BTEX chemicals and place a moratorium on the process of fracking for gas.

The moratorium will finish shortly and the government has made it clear it wants to see renewed expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

Rural and urban Alliance calls on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects

An alliance of 59 groups has called on the Victorian government to ban all new on-shore coal and un-conventional gas operations until there has been a thorough investigation into the likely impacts of this industry.

What energy future do you want?

Victorians must decide what type of energy future we want:
·    more dirty, coal fired power and the threat of coal exports, or
·    more renewables like wind, solar, wave energy and geothermal

Ted Baillieu has shown he stands with the coal industry.

You can help change that. Speak up for clean energy and local jobs.

Film night at FoE

Three short films on the struggle against new gas operations. Come along and hear about the campaign and find ways to get involved.

At FoE, 312 Smith street, Collingwood.
Thursday July 18, at 7pm

All welcome. Gold coin donation appreciated.
For extra info: info@quitcoal.org.au

Help end polluter handouts

The Australian government gives over $10 billion worth of handouts to big polluters every year.

Take action now. Tell the Treasurer and your local federal MP to slash polluter handouts from the upcoming federal budget in May.

'Gippsland is precious' film launch

The Old Drouin Butter Factory Theatre is set to host the Gippsland premiere of a new independent documentary called C, which looks at the impacts of controversial coal seam gas mining.

Drouin launch: May 10th at 7pm.

Melbourne launch: May 2.

Victoria’s Fuel reduction burning program

Following the Royal Commission into the Black Saturday bushfires, the targets for controlled burning have been increased, and subject to considerable criticism by many environmentalists. Because of the way community fear of fire risk has played out, there is a perceived political ‘need’ to burn large areas in order to reduce fuel loads and hence provide asset protection.

bio-fuels: the new threat to native forests

It’s the next wave of destruction for our native forests. The forestry and energy industries are now poised to unleash their plans to feed our forests into furnaces to produce electricity, convert them into bio-fuels, and into pellets for export.  This will mean more destruction of forests and their wildlife, and release massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.

Please join the action on April 15.

CSG info night in Darnum

Want to learn more about the threat of Coal Seam Gas Mining in Gippsland, what your legal rights are as a landowner & what you can do?

Come along with your family & friends to the Darnum town hall on Friday the 5th of April, 7pm.

Earth Resources Ministerial Advisory Council

A new Ministerial advisory council on ‘earth resources’ has been announced to address the sustainable development of the resources sector.

Given that membership of this group is overwhelmingly biased towards the industry, and given comments from the Minister, it is hard to see this as anything other than a rubber stamp for further development of the fossil fuels sector.