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The South Australian government is likely to ban fire-fighting foams containing all types of fluorinated chemicals, not just those of most concern, a new state EPA report shows.
* States and cities team up to support electric vehicles roll-out
* NSW to strengthen mine rehabilitation requirements
* Coal and gas-fired power not 'heat safe', says Australia Institute
A decision made at today's meeting of energy ministers could have major ramifications for mining companies.
Western Australia's environment department has signalled regulatory changes to ensure a Supreme Court ruling over the payment of waste levies doesn't have unintended consequences.
* Defence seeks more PFAS advice
* High Court refuses to hear land clearing appeal
* Councils urge ACCC to reject criticisms of joint waste bid
Activist group Lock the Gate has launched legal proceedings to find out how Queensland's environment department calculated the financial assurance for a mine that Rio Tinto sold for $1.
A Lock the Gate campaigner and former Rio Tinto advisor has urged a parliamentary inquiry to recommend national adoption of a Queensland law that prevents companies evading clean-up responsibilities.
* New PFAS panel established
* New EPA board members appointed
* Federal government funds product stewardship forum
A court has set aside a regulator's contamination clean-up order, noting that another department had strongly recommended against it being issued.
A meeting of heads of EPAs has endorsed a revised national management plan for PFAS chemicals and has discussed ways to prevent waste being transported across state boundaries.