EJA is asking for a Federal Court order to stop logging in 41 forest coupes in Victoria’s Central Highlands that are home to Greater Gliders and Leadbeater’s Possums.
We are told clearfell logging is ‘sustainable’ and they protect the natural values … like this lonely, retained ‘habitat tree’.
EEG has negotiated more strict conditions in EPA’s approval of a giant garbage incinerator. This waste burner is planned to be built as part of the Reflex paper factory’s operations in the Latrobe Valley.
Both major parties have chosen to bow down to industry and/or union pressure to allow the burning of public forests for power generation.
On 15 March 2019 the Victorian government released a review of the regulation of logging in Victoria. The evidence is in and it is damning. Logging in Victoria is not effectively regulated.
Labor has said it would allow our forests to fuel furnaces for electricity generation if it gets in – as part of its proposed new environment legislation!
VicForests’ illegal logging has surfaced again – this time taking a leaf out of Indonesian and Malaysian logging operations – going where they have no permission to destroy.
Australia’s east coast has been compared to the Amazon as a “deforestation front”. WWF’s The Living Planet report, produced every second year for the past 20 years, says global populations of vertebrate species have declined 60% since 1970. But koala numbers have disappeared at a much faster rate – more than 20% a decade – …
Not all plants and trees are flammable. Some are fire retardant.
Bushfires are painted as the big enemy and forests as their associates ‘in crime’. However the science and evidence tells a different story.