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Hunter Environment Lobby takes legal advice about potential action against government over air pollution data

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:19pm, first published July 29 2020 - 9:30am
Something in the air: The Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network station at Camberwell. It is one of 14 monitoring stations that make up the region's air quality network. Picture: Marina Neil

The state government faces potential legal action for failing to include key data about Upper Hunter air pollution - which is among the worst in Australia - to the National Environment Protection Council.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.