The NSW Court of Appeal reserved its decision March 6 on whether the NSW Thermal Waste to Energy regulation is valid. The regulation became part of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act (PEO Act) last year. If the regulation is found to be invalid, it is unlawful and therefore cannot be applied to any… Continue reading NSW Court of Appeal reserves decision on validity of Waste to Energy regulations
Poor air quality caused by Hazelwood coalmine fire linked to long term health impacts
A study conducted on the 2014 Hazelwood fires has revealed dangerous long-term health effects of coalmine fires on communities following increased exposure to toxic particles known as PM2.5.
Malouf still pushing Waste Incinerator in Western Sydney
Ian Malouf’s The Next Generation Pty Ltd (TNG Pty Ltd) has not given up on its proposal to build a waste incinerator at Eastern Creek. Despite a seven year long community campaign opposing his plan and a new NSW regulation gazetted in July, which many believed would stop the project, he continues to push his… Continue reading Malouf still pushing Waste Incinerator in Western Sydney
Malouf’s TNG challenges validity of new NSW Waste to Energy regulation
Ian Malouf’s The Next Generation Pty Ltd (TNG) has challenged the validity of a new regulation that prohibits waste to energy in the Greater Sydney basin. The regulation that was made under the powers of the Protection of the Environment Operations (PE0) Act was gazetted in July. TNG’s case against the NSW government will be… Continue reading Malouf’s TNG challenges validity of new NSW Waste to Energy regulation
Environment Protection Authority v Bingo’s Dial-a-Dump landfill at Eastern Creek
Criminal Action finally underway In May 2022, the NSW Environment Protection Authority began criminal proceedings against Bingo Industries’ subsidiary Dial-a-Dump Pty Ltd that operates a huge landfill at Eastern Creek. The Land and Environment Court proceedings finally got under on September 16. The official name of the case is 2022/00135414 Environment Protection Authority v Dial-A-Dump… Continue reading Environment Protection Authority v Bingo’s Dial-a-Dump landfill at Eastern Creek
NSW Environmental Protection Agency pans Bingo’s Environmental Impact Statement
The post highlights weaknesses and gaps that the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has identified in Bingo’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Eastern Creek Waste Facility.
CEM objects to the massive expansion of Bingo’s Eastern Creek Waste Facility
In CEM’s submission for Eastern Creek REP Throughput Increase, we request that this application is assessed in the real world in which this facility operates. Not in a context of out-of-date and inaccurate data.
CEM briefing note on Bingo Industries licence changes
On September 11, the NSW EPA issued an updated licence with new conditions. From a lay perspective the changes seemed complex. For this reason, CEM research director and environmental scientist Charlie Pierce has prepared the following briefing note for the community. It reviews the changes and their significance.
Submission to NSW Draft Clean Air Strategy
What is CEM? Community Environmental Monitoring (CEM) is a new community grassroots organisation that aims to empower communities to respond to air quality and other environmental issues through the installation and management of an open source environmental monitoring network. We aim to produce robust data and information through analysis of our own data and other… Continue reading Submission to NSW Draft Clean Air Strategy