KEPCO Open Letter

Can you help us get the ear of the KEPCO CEO? We're calling on him to sell the land back for agriculture so our community can rebuild. Will you join us?

Phill Kennedy, President, Bylong Valley Protection Alliance


2,155 signatures

Dear Cheong Seung-il, CEO, KEPCO,

Today the NSW Court of Appeal ruled against KEPCO on appeal which means that the proposed Bylong coal project cannot proceed.

We, the undersigned, are calling on you to respond by relinquishing the exploration lease for the project and selling the land back to agricultural interests. We can see no valid basis for KEPCO to continue with the project. 

The Bylong proposal is beset by severe environmental, social and economic risks. There is fierce and widespread opposition to the project in Australia and both of KEPCO’s legal challenges have failed.

It is also a legacy project planned and conceived many years ago that now has no place given the energy transformation that is underway. 

South Korea’s new electricity plan - finalised in December 2020 - will see thermal coal consumption drop by almost 19 million tonnes per annum by 2030.  The Bylong coal project is inconsistent with this Green New Deal that is underway.

We note that KEPCO has advised the Korean Government that they have recently had an offer for purchase of the land from agricultural interests.

In order to avoid sinking yet more large sums of money into a stranded asset that will besmirch KEPCO’s reputation, we encourage you to relinquish the exploration lease and enable the land to be returned to agriculture and nature conservation.

Regenerative agriculture and carbon farming at Bylong would provide a global climate benefit that would be a credit to KEPCO.

Please act now to relinquish the exploration lease and enable the local community to rebuild around a new, clean future.

Will you sign?

Recent Signatures:

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  • Margaret Olah
    signed 2021-09-16 11:46:48 +1000
    SELL THE LAND BACK TO THE OWNERS, THEN WE WILL BELIEVE YOU.
  • gustavo boke
    signed 2021-09-16 11:45:55 +1000
  • Judi Jones
    signed 2021-09-16 11:44:25 +1000
  • Ann Gadd
    signed 2021-09-16 11:44:20 +1000
  • Patrick Lightfoot
    signed 2021-09-16 11:38:54 +1000
  • Tanya Leach
    signed 2021-09-16 11:34:21 +1000
  • Stephen Lansdowne
    signed 2021-09-16 11:29:29 +1000
  • Judith Christie
    signed 2021-09-16 11:29:04 +1000
  • Beverley Lawrie
    signed 2021-09-16 11:27:03 +1000
  • Ewen Kloas
    signed 2021-09-16 11:26:13 +1000
  • Mary Lyon
    signed 2021-09-16 11:23:13 +1000
  • Ella Humphries
    signed 2021-09-16 11:21:25 +1000
  • elia Green
    signed 2021-09-16 11:21:21 +1000
  • Sara Carroll
    signed 2021-09-16 11:16:56 +1000
  • Lynette Desmond
    signed 2021-09-16 11:05:48 +1000
  • Robyn Fookes
    signed 2021-09-16 11:04:23 +1000
  • Bodil Conroy
    signed 2021-09-16 11:02:41 +1000
  • Robyn Cooper
    signed 2021-09-16 11:02:29 +1000
  • M Morton
    signed 2021-09-16 10:59:53 +1000
  • Vacy Vlazna
    signed 2021-09-16 10:56:18 +1000
  • George Baines
    signed 2021-09-16 10:51:51 +1000
    Give us back our land .
  • Sarah Brennan
    signed 2021-09-16 10:50:25 +1000
  • Clive Turner
    signed 2021-09-16 10:49:16 +1000
  • Leigh Booker
    signed 2021-09-16 10:44:17 +1000
  • Luise Pearson-Bernoth
    signed 2021-09-16 10:43:52 +1000
  • Lida Szabunia
    signed 2021-09-16 10:41:07 +1000
  • Noelene Thurston
    signed 2021-09-16 10:40:00 +1000
  • Sharyn Noll
    signed 2021-09-16 10:39:41 +1000
    Please sell back to our Aussie farmers, our country and the world needs what they produce.
  • Georgia Watson
    signed 2021-09-16 10:38:50 +1000
  • Gloucester Knitting Nannas Against Gas & Greed
    signed 2021-09-16 10:37:33 +1000

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