Exhaust smoke pollution - we want the truth

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Please sign our letter to NSW Upper House MPs asking them to support a Parliamentary Inquiry into air pollution from WestConnex smoke stacks. 

 

Air pollution related deaths in most developed countries have declined, but in Australia there was a 68% increase between 2005 and 2010 – and at least half of these deaths are due to road pollution.

Smoke stacks are being proposed within metres of schools, homes and hospitals; and could have an impact on the health of our communities, our children, and our environment.

We need to know the impacts of unfiltered smokestacks on our kids and our communities. Write to the Upper House MPs and ask them to support an Inquiry:

Dear Honourable Member,

RE: MOTION 1651 FOR HEALTH IMPACTS INQUIRY INTO MOTORWAY EMISSIONS & STACKS (19 OCTOBER 2017)

Like many in our community, I am extremely concerned about health impacts on our children and the broader community from unfiltered emissions stacks, especially those affecting schools, aged care homes, and hospitals in 82 suburbs, from Seaforth to Port Kembla.

I ask you to support the recent motion to the Legislative Council put forward by Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC calling for a health impacts inquiry into unfiltered smoke stacks.

The Premier and Ministers Roberts and Stokes are all on record vehemently opposing smoke stacks near schools, aged care homes, and hospitals in their own electorates due to health impacts.

I ask that the health impacts of all children in NSW be the subject of similar concern.

We filter cigarettes, so why can’t we filter smokestacks so close to some of our State’s most vulnerable people – the very young and the very old?

I ask is for an independent audit of the information to ensure the best possible outcome for our children, elders and community, ensuring adequate safeguards, monitoring, reporting and mitigation are in place to avoid any unnecessary suffering or ill effects upon them and the wider community.

Yours sincerely,

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  • signed 2018-04-23 02:33:02 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-22 22:11:37 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-15 16:45:18 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-14 21:13:58 +1000
    No discussion seriously
  • signed 2018-04-13 10:12:58 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-12 18:35:41 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-12 12:23:53 +1000
  • signed via 2018-04-12 09:08:21 +1000
    Stop poisoning us
  • signed 2018-04-12 08:13:05 +1000
    Leonie Dean
  • signed 2018-04-11 20:56:20 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-11 19:31:23 +1000
    this could harm childrens lungs and the elderly and cause death ,absolutely disgusted and appalled how they treat residents, thank you again Jamie for addressing this crime to residents.
  • signed 2018-04-11 18:18:55 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-11 18:13:46 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-11 17:30:21 +1000
    Sign the petition: Exhaust smoke pollution - we want the truth
  • signed 2018-04-11 16:54:19 +1000
    We need to stop Stage 3 Westconnex….no more cars , no more pollution !!
  • signed 2018-04-11 16:20:55 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-11 15:37:31 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-11 14:00:40 +1000
    Just don’t. The area will never fully recover from the toxic levels of lead Victoria Rd left behind from the 80’s and 90’s, so don’t compound the problem for another generation.
  • signed 2018-04-11 11:27:12 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-11 11:16:08 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-11 10:58:56 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-11 09:43:29 +1000
    With a daughter having severe respiratory issues, unfiltered stacks are just not viable. We consistently destroy our planet – and it seems this destruction also includes our children. It’s disgusting & must be stopped. This decision will end up killing our kids.
  • signed 2018-04-11 09:33:15 +1000
    Filter the exhaust vents and stacks, it’s not new technology, is readily available and being used in major cities around the world. We should be leading the world with these types of projects and working to worlds best practice standards as a minimum requirement.
  • signed 2018-04-11 09:25:16 +1000
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  • signed 2018-03-03 18:18:27 +1100
    Berejiklian’s hypocrisy is astounding on this matter, as it is on many others.
  • signed 2018-02-19 14:39:15 +1100
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  • signed 2018-01-16 17:05:55 +1100
  • signed 2018-01-16 17:04:09 +1100