Coal power – still toxic, still dirty

Posted on: Sun 3 Dec 2017

The election outcome in Queensland means that there will not be a new coal-fired power station built in that state. Labor, the Greens and the Katter Australia Party all rejected the proposal.

This is a victory for both the environment and the health of the population. However, Australia’s existing fleet of ageing power stations have ongoing negative impacts.

To examine these issues, James Whelan, researcher at Environmental Justice Australia speaks to Barometer’s Des Lawrence.

Coughing up for coal-fired power

Toxic and terminal: How the regulation of coal-fired power stations fails Australian communities

Produced by Des Lawrence

Image source: pixabay



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