Monthly Archives: November 2014

Media Release in Response to LV Express article Monday 24th Nov. 2014

In response to the article, I as the candidate would like to make the following points: The transition from the dependence on coal use in the Latrobe Valley is going to be a difficult task and requires a long-term view. … Continue reading

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Greens Press Release re Transition of the Latrobe Valley away from Coal

“Every nation has a responsibility to act on climate change…. We have to overcome the divides, look squarely at the science and reach a strong global agreement next year.”

These are the words of Barack Obama a few days after signing an agreement with the Chinese president to take realistic action to fight climate change. Continue reading

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Transitioning the Latrobe Valley

Both the Coalition and Labor want to allocate another 13 billion tonnes of brown coal in hitherto unmined areas of the Valley such as west of Tyers, Traralgon Creek, Yinnar, near Churchill, Flynn, Rosedale and Gormandale. Most of this would be exported to China. In any case, the end use and processing of this coal will mean massive increases in greenhouse gas emissions and the ultimate destruction of thousands of hectares of fertile agricultural land. Continue reading

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Where is 13 billion tonnes of coal for allocation?

Daniel Caffrey on 13 billion tonne allocation of coal Daniel Caffrey at Maryvale/Yallourn North the land allocated for part the 13 billion tonne allocation of coal. In relation to opening up more coal mines, he says, “[They’re] Good for nothing, … Continue reading

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Napthine’s environmental policy

  Tony Abbott is fond of saying “Judge me not by what I say, but by what I do”. Using this as a basis of judging Mr Abbott’s Coalition colleagues in Victoria on their environmental claims, it becomes clear that … Continue reading

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