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.

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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.

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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.

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Community shows support for wind power

Portland showed its support for the wind energy industry at today’s regional launch of the Victorian Wind Alliance at the Keppel Prince wind tower manufacturing facility.

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DIRT RADIO - our weekly radio show on 3CR !

Dirt Radio is a program presented by Friends of the Earth campaigners and activists. 
The show digs down into the dirt on important environmental and social justice issues, exploring the campaigns, issues and communities involved in defending their local environment.

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coal seam gas operations in Victoria?

FoE is working to halt all new on-shore fossil fuel projects in the state - including new coal, CSG, Tight and Shale gas.

In 2012 we have broadened our work to also have a strong focus on the development of Tight Gas resources.

The state government is refusing to support the growing community call for a moratorium in new on-shore coal and gas operations in Victoria.

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Climbers Camp Out: Day 2 at Yallourn Power Station

Two Quit Coal activists have camped out overnight after scaling a cooling tower at Yallourn Power Station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.

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