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.
Produced by Des Lawrence
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