The protective vegetation of ancient mahogany trees were destroyed as part of planned burn ‘management’. Some of these were hundreds of years old and posed no risk to anyone. Yet no one is accountable for this shameful vandalism.
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.
EEG is challenging an EPA approval for a massive rubbish incinerator as a dirty solution to Victoria’s mounting waste problem.
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.
The lack of credible science, the use of flawed data and the systemic violation of environmental laws is clearly DELWP’s and VicForests’ weaknesses in the public’s eye. Their strategy to continue appeasing the logging industry for another 20 years is already a crooked process for a devious and destructive outcome.
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!
This illustrated guide explains how East Gippsland’s forests were ‘agreed’; to be handed to the export woodchip industry for 20 long years back in 1997. It was a big farce then, as its plan for renewing it is now.