Local conservationists step in to protect Leadbeater’s Possum habitat targeted by state government loggers at Nolan’s Gully

Monday 16 September, 2013

Known forest habitat for the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum is today being highlighted by conservationists as state government loggers, VicForests, continues to allow bulldozers in the Toolangi State Forest.

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Forest Stewardship Council Fails to Protect Strzelecki Rainforest

August 13 2013

PRESS RELEASE

Environmental organisations Friends of the Earth and Friends of Gippsland Bush today released a detailed case study investigating the impacts of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on the rainforests of the Strzelecki Ranges. The case study investigates key issues pertaining to management and recommendations made during Forest Stewardship Council audits over the past decade. The certification of Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) in 2004 was the first FSC accreditation given to an Australian Timber company. HVP remain certified with the certifying body, Smartwood/Rainforest Alliance despite a litany of problems.

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WATER REPORT HIGHLIGHTS CHLORINE CONCERNS

PRESS RELEASE  Friends of the Earth

A new report by Friends of the Earth has highlighted high levels of chlorine disinfection byproducts in drinking water supplied to several towns in Victoria’s Mallee Region.

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Bass Coast Council shows leadership in campaign against Coal Seam Gas

July 18, 2013


Friends of the Earth media release


Agriculture is a cornerstone of Victoria’s economy, producing goods valued at around $9 billion a year.

Gippsland, in particular, acts as a food bowl for Melbourne and overseas consumers. Yet it is being squeezed on all sides, with encroachment from urban sprawl on the west, the prospect of negative impacts from climate change, and the potential for a major expansion of the fossil fuel industry.
 

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APPEA ‘charm offensive’ hits Victoria

June 21, 2013

Friends of the Earth media release

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has launched its long awaited ‘charm offensive’ in Victoria, with its ‘Lets Grow Victoria’ campaign.

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Government response to minerals report: fast track mining in Victoria

May 28, 2013


The long awaited Victorian government response to the ‘Inquiry into Greenfields mineral exploration and project development in Victoria’ was tabled this afternoon.

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State government must broaden Fracking moratorium

Media release Friends of the Earth

On Saturday May11, around 180 people attending a public meeting at Seaspray in Gippsland to express concern about the possibility of gas drilling in their area. On Monday evening, Lakes Oil dropped a letter in mailboxes, telling adjacent landowners it would start ‘testing’ at their Wombat 1 drill site the next day, Tuesday May 14.

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