In SA an amendment on Regulated Trees to help development has lead to a spate of removals of mature trees by residents in Adelaide and suburbs who worry about leaves in their gutters. This submission from DEA points out some of the health benefits of such trees.
This EIS fails to assess the human health impacts adequately. The project will have impacts causing air pollution, increase of greenhouse emissions, damage to biodiversity and ecological services and impacts on surface and ground water. All are health issues which are of increasing importance in the context of global environmental change.
Human health interests in the widest sense should always have priority in the deliberations on major projects. This should be the case in spite of short term financial gain, as negative health and social impacts are potentially long-lasting and highly significant. Read the full DEA submission
We note “The CEFC will act as a catalyst to private investment which is currently not available and thereby contribute to reducing carbon emissions and cleaner energy”. Download the full DEA submission
2011 review of the Climate Change & Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Act 2007
DEA has prepared a response to the Supplementary EIS prepared by BHP. It is attached in pdf form below.
DEA considers the current level of assessment, monitoring and regulation of CSG exploration and mining activities in NSW to be inadequate to protect the health of current and future generations of Australians.
Inquiry homepage can be found here: http://bit.ly/n8TqQO The link below is a direct link to the DEA submission, which is hosted on the NSW parliamentary web site, and is subject to parliamentary privelege. DEA does not grant permission for it to be re-published elsewhere.
The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation has requested comment on the co-existence or conflict between urban living and mining development.
DEA submission on the Draft Carbon Price Legislation 22nd August 2011
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