Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Liberal Democrats seek to ban ‘unabated’ coal power

Measure will form the centrepiece of party’s commitment on the environment in 2015 general election manifesto

Electricity generated from coal in old power plants without carbon capture would be banned in a proposal that will form the centrepiece of the Liberal Democrats’ commitment on the environment in its general election manifesto.

Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, will announce on Monday that the zero carbon Britain bill will be among five green laws that the Lib Dems would demand in any future coalition negotiations.

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Morwell residents waiting for health concerns to be addressed after mine fire

Community group says there has been no recognition of the adverse health effects of the 45-day blaze

Residents of Morwell, Victoria, say they are still waiting for their health concerns to be addressed, seven months after the Hazelwood coalmine fire, as a report into the fire is delivered.

Community group Voices of the Valley says there has been no recognition of the adverse health effects of the 45-day blaze that cloaked Morwell in smoke which included carcinogenic particulate matter.

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Security guard banned from Brisbane ports after displaying anti-coal sign

Kym Garrick, who was contracted to work on Port of Brisbane sites, says she was forced out of her job after displaying the sign on her car

A security guard who worked for Port of Brisbane has been banned from the sites after being deemed a security risk over an anti-coal sign she displayed on her car.

Kym Garrick, was contracted through Corporate Protection Australia Group (CPA) as a security guard for Port of Brisbane and in May was warned over a sign in her car which said Coal Dust Free Brisbane.

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