We know that burning fossil fuels is driving climate change, which is impacting Victorian communities through increasingly extreme weather events. In 2019 Victoria has already experience drought in East Gippsland farmland, bushfires threatening communities across the state, heatwaves impacting major cities, and more.
To maintain a safe climate we need to urgently transition from fossil fuels.
However earlier this year the EPA approved a new coal project in the Latrobe Valley, driven by the Japanese company Kawasaki, that would be intended to produce hydrogen for export to Japan. In order to claim that this hydrogen is 'low carbon', the coal-to-hydrogen project is partnered with a plan to take the coal-waste from the process and inject them into the seafloor off Ninety Mile Beach in Eastern Victoria.
This plan is being driven by government funded CarbonNet, who have received $100 million in public funding to do tests in the proposed location that is only 7 kms from the coastal community, Golden Beach.
CarbonNet is based on unreliable 'carbon capture and storage' technology. Despite state and federal governments investing over $1 billion of public money into this technology it has failed to become viable in Australia.
The EPA is supposed to protect communities and the environment from destructive and unscientific projects like Kawasaki's experimental plant and CarbonNet, however it has failed. We are calling on Premier Dan Andrews to do the right thing by Victorian communities and cancel the projects.
ACT NOW >>
Join us and community members on April 24th outside the EPA office to talk to community members and workers, hand out information on these destructive projects, and call on the EPA to do the right thing by Victorian communities and cancel these projects.
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More info at https://www.quitcoal.org.au/ninetymilebeach_ccs
Inquiries at Info@quitcoal.org.au
200 Victoria St
Carlton 3053, VIC 3053
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