16 January 2017
Monday 16 January
Comment is open on proposed action to improve air quality. The Environment Protection Authority says air pollution causes 520 premature deaths and 6300 cumulative years of life lost and 1180 hospital admissions in Sydney alone. A recent report in The Lancet suggests links between heavy traffic noise and air pollution and dementia. Read article HERE.
However the government’s proposed Clean Air for NSW strategy offers minor action on motor vehicle pollutants that does not challenge major vested interests while the government builds more tollways and expands major roads. Comments due Friday 20 January, HERE.