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Mining magnate Gina Rinehart buys into Victorian coal and gas exploration

Local mining company Lakes Oil has long been trying – without success - to commercialise oil and gas operations in both Western Victoria and Gippsland.

“Today's announcement that Gina Rinehart’s company Hancock Prospecting has invested in Lakes Oil through a convertible notes issue must concern everyone who is worried about the prospect of an on-shore gas industry in the state” said Friends of the Earth campaigns co-ordinator Cam Walker.

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Switch Off Hazelwood, Switch On Renewables

Help replace Australia's dirtiest coal-fired power station with renewable energy.
Hazelwood Power Station is the embodiment of Australia's failure to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Relative to its power output, it's one of the most polluting power stations in the world.

The community protest at Hazelwood held on sunday, 10/10/10, as part of the International Day of Climate Action, was a great success.

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Full phase-out of Hazelwood required for rapid transition from coal

National environmental organisation Friends of the Earth has welcomed the revelation that the state government is considering closing one quarter of the capacity of the Hazelwood power station, the developed world's dirtiest coal fired station.

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National Day to Replace Hazelwood

On Saturday, July 17 we’re asking you to join with us in community actions across Australia calling on Kevin Rudd to make a commitment to Replace Hazelwood with clean energy by 2012.

FoE is organising an event in South Melbourne.

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Rally at Martin Ferguson's office

In support of Traditional owners from  Muckaty in the Northern Territory, who are opposing the site selection for the Nations first Radioactive waste dump. Resources minister Martin Ferguson is planning to dump nuclear waste on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory.

Please join us for a rally this friday, July 2nd.

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Kelvin Thomson backs closure of Hazelwood - who's next?

Kelvin Thomson, the member for the federal electorate of Wills, has endorsed the campaign by the Victorian climate change movement for the closure of the ageing and dirty Hazelwood coal fired power station. It is possible to replace it with a mix of energy efficiency measures and renewwables. In doing so we would generate many new jobs.

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Replace Hazelwood campaign

Hazelwood is Australia’s dirtiest power station. This election year, we’re calling on the Victorian and Federal Governments to commit to Replace Hazelwood with Clean Energy by 2012.

Please join the campaign.

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Emergency protest: Gillard government to sign brown coal export deal

2.45pm TODAY (Friday June 25) Langham Hotel, Southgate Avenue, Southbank. Melbourne

Simon Crean is due to sign a deal, in Melbourne today, to export Victorian brown coal to Vietnam.

With less than 24 hours in the job, this is Prime Minister Julia Gillard's first big climate test. Unless she pulls this deal her climate credentials will be shattered.

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"clean coal" is a dirty lie: protest

Please join the protest outside the 2010 Carbon Capture and Storage World Conference, which is being held in Melbourne on June 22.

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Picket Peter Batchelor - Climate jobs Not New Coal!

Peter Batchelor, Minister for Energy and Resources Victoria, is attending the Victorian Coal and Energy Conference on the 30th of March. He'll be there to discuss the business-as-usual approach to climate change—Rudd's CPRS and the construction of a new coal-fired power station in the La Trobe Valley. This is just one of 12 new coal-fired powers stations proposed across Australia.

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