Clean Air Submissions due on 17 April 2015

There is a very important opportunity for you to contribute toward clean air in Anglesea. The Department of Environment has released a discussion paper, “Working towards a National Clean Air Agreement”. This is good news for Anglesea as improved air quality standards for both SO2 and Particulates are firmly on the table. The Department has invited…

Joint statement of support

Statement of support for the ‘Shut It Down’ campaign In circumstances where the Alcoa Anglesea brown coal mine and power station: • Emits a toxic cocktail of pollutants, including particulates (recognised carcinogens), Sulphur Dioxide (a significant respiratory irritant), Arsenic, Lead and Mercury; • Is the equal third highest emitter of Sulphur Dioxide in Australia [39,000,000…

Who is still sitting on the fence?

Less than 99 days out from the State Election the opaque discussions in relation to the polluting Anglesea coal mine and plant continue. Some companies have however had the decency to rule themselves out. Who are those companies and who is still sitting on the fence? Update on 8 September 2014: Nine companies have seen…

Clean up or decommission coal mine and power plant

Surf Coast Air Action joins with Surf Coast Shire in calling for Alcoa Anglesea clean up or decommission the Alcoa Anglesea brown coal mine and power plant MEDIA RELEASE – 30 May 2014 Local Anglesea group Surf Coast Air Action (SCAA) welcomes Surf Coast Shire’s unanimous call on the Federal Government to clean up or…

Anglesea residents condemn license to pollute

Anglesea residents are extremely disappointed by the Essential Services Commission’s decision to grant Alcoa’s Anglesea brown coal mine and power station a license to pollute. The decision potentially paves the way for the sale of the coal mine and power plant, which was previously only permitted to power the Point Henry smelter, due to close…

AGL Energy rules out buying Anglesea power station

Major Australian energy company AGL Energy has ruled out buying Anglesea’s brown-coal power station, citing its negative effects upon the health and wellbeing of local residents. Alcoa announced plans to sell the mining lease and power station at Anglesea in February following its decision to close the Port Henry aluminium smelter. The Anglesea community has…

Community Meeting at Anglesea Hall on 20th of April 2014

A community meeting was held in the Anglesea Hall on April 20 2014. Invited speakers addressed the health, environmental and fire risks associated with the mine and power station.  In addition, there were presentations focusing on employment opportunities created when the mine and power station are shut down. SURF COAST AIR ACTION MEDIA RELEASE: Henderson supports tighter air emission standards…