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The dirt on clean electric cars: they’re not as green as you think they are
4 weeks ago

The dirt on clean electric cars: they’re not as green as you think they are

Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery.

Every big carmaker has plans …
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New Draft Guidelines for forecourt runoff released in NSW
1 month ago

New Draft Guidelines for forecourt runoff released in NSW

By  •  Environment

At its most basic level, current environmental laws in all Australian States and Territories put an absolute obligation on service station operators to take all reasonable steps to prevent pollution …
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Have your say: Reducing the risk of pollution from service station runoff
1 month ago

Have your say: Reducing the risk of pollution from service station runoff

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting feedback, particularly from industry and local councils, on a draft guide that outlines how service stations can better protect the environment from …
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Petrol company forced to pay for leak close to the coast
2 months ago

Petrol company forced to pay for leak close to the coast

A PETROL company has been slapped with a hefty fine after a serious leak at a service station.

Puma Energy (Australia) Fuels Pty Ltd was ordered to pay $75,000 with …
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ExxonMobil agrees to join oil and gas climate change alliance
2 months ago

ExxonMobil agrees to join oil and gas climate change alliance

ExxonMobil has joined the oil and gas industry’s flagship climate change project, reversing its decision not to join the alliance four years ago.

The company was a notable holdout when the Oil …
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7-Eleven hit with contamination fine
4 months ago

7-Eleven hit with contamination fine

7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd has been fined almost $8,000 for causing contamination of soil with hydrocarbons (fuels and oils) that then leaked into the stormwater system at a Hampton Park …
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Transport emissions jump: bring on electric power
5 months ago

Transport emissions jump: bring on electric power

The latest quarterly edition of the National Energy Emissions Audit by The Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program shows Australian transport emissions are ramping up thanks to a significant increase in diesel …
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EPA’s cooperative fuel tank program makes for safer service stations
5 months ago

EPA’s cooperative fuel tank program makes for safer service stations

An innovative, voluntary checklist from Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) that had hundreds of service stations improving the safety of their underground fuel tanks in 2015 is about to return, …
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Green religion’s car plan is one giant cost-sucking failure
5 months ago

Green religion’s car plan is one giant cost-sucking failure

HAVE you heard about the latest insanity driven by our emissions obsession?

It seems that Australians are going to have to stop buying just about all of the motor cars …
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Contaminated land cleaned-up at two Canberra Caltex stations
5 months ago

Contaminated land cleaned-up at two Canberra Caltex stations

Two Caltex petrol stations in Canberra have been conducting remediation works on land believed to be contaminated by leaking fuel storage tanks.

The two independently owned stations, in Kaleen and …
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