Action for week starting 13.1.20 – air pollution standards

Demand strong air pollution standards

Australia’s air pollution standards are inadequate and outdated. They allow big polluters – like coal-burning power stations, industry and transport – to expose Australians to dangerous levels of toxic air. 

Every year 3,000 Australians die from air pollution, while thousands of others suffer from respiratory diseases.  When industrial pollution combines with bushfire smoke, as in many parts of Australia at the moment, these two sources create even more seriously toxic air. 

By strongly controlling air pollution from industrial sources, our government can help to prevent the worst air pollution during times with bushfire smoke. 

In early 2020, our environment ministers will vote on whether (and how much) to strengthen our standards for three health-impacting pollutants: nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone.

Email your minister and call on them to support strong air pollution standards that protect our health!

2 thoughts on “Action for week starting 13.1.20 – air pollution standards

  1. Hello there,

    For this action I’m wondering if the targets are primarily federal enviro ministers or state ones as well.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Suzanne Reaney

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  2. I suggest that you send emails to both state and federal ministers. Their various details are below for just a few of them. I am not ignoring the other states or territories just a reflection of the time it took me to track them down even with Google. Interestingly enough I could not find email addresses for the Liberal Ministers:

    Federal Government
    The Hon. Sussan Ley MP Minister for the Environment
    Ph: (02) 6277 7920
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SussanLeyMP

    ACT
    Mick Gentleman MLA – Minister for the Environment and Heritage;
    Email: mick.gentleman@alp.act.org.au
    Phone: 6205 0218

    NSW
    Matt Kean
    Minister for Energy and Environment
    Phone (02) 8574 6150
    Fax (02) 9339 5572

    Victoria
    The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio
    Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
    03) 9637 9504
    lily.dambrosio@parliament.vic.gov.au

    Pam Rosser

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