Victoria blocks AGL’s gas terminal on environmental grounds

Victoria blocks AGL’s gas terminal on environmental grounds

The Guardian

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Rejection comes as company criticised over plans to split its business in two as part of a move to clean up its emissions profile

The Victorian government has rejected on environmental grounds a proposal from energy giant AGL to build a gas import terminal at Crib Point in Western Port.

It came as the company also came under criticism from climate campaigners over a plan to spin off its high-polluting coal power plants that would allow it to rebrand the clean part of its business as “new AGL”.

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