Thursday 28 June 12.30pm Steps of State Parliament, Spring St, Melbourne Rally against plans to develop a new coal export industry in Victoria, and the government’s continuing funding of HRL’s proposed new coal power station. Eleven days ago, eight Quit Coal activists locked together inside Premier Ted Baillieu’s electoral office. The group was calling on [...]
Yarra Climate Action Now is a proud member of the rural and urban alliance, launched yesterday, calling for a ban across Victoria of all new coal and coal seam gas exploration and development. As of this morning, Forty-five community organisations had joined the alliance.
Ted Baillieu has a plan to destroy the renewable energy jobs and industries in this state, and expand our brown coal development, including starting an export industry. On top of this he wants to spend taxpayer money on a public relations campaign, on behalf of the coal companies, to convince us that brown coal is great. If this crazy plan goes ahead it will be an economic, social and ecological catastrophe for Victoria.
In Ted Baillieu’s Victoria, building a wind farm is almost impossible and the feed-in tariff for solar panels has been cut by over 50%. However, building a coal mine 800m from a primary school is OK, and if a mining company wants to dig for coal or drill for gas in your backyard, there’s nothing you can do about it.
Not only are Baillieu’s 19th Century energy policies costing jobs and damaging our economy, they will also result in higher electricity prices.
Victoria is going backwards under Ted Baillieu. Join the march at 1pm, Sunday 13 November, Parliament House. * Cattle trampling our national parks * New wind farms blocked and solar energy attacked * Co2 emissions target ignored * Endangered species habitat logged * New coal-fired power station approved * Anglesea coal mine continued * Green Wedges threatened * Westernport destruction fast-tracked.