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:

. jill wranjill . Ian BellIan . Patti McRaePatti . Laura BadbyLaura . Cathy BrownCathy . Bronwen EvansBronwen . Pamela ReevesPamela . John MartinJohn . J&U KarschJ&U . Danny BriggsDanny . Fay SheridanFay . Mossy Rock AlpacasMossy Rock . John SimpsonJohn . Amanda PahlAmanda . Christine SheridanChristine . Yasmin CrockettYasmin . Riki DavidsonRiki . Heather StolleHeather . Matthew JudgeMatthew . Carol SaadCarol

  • Erin Winter
    signed 2021-09-16 09:36:18 +1000
  • Ben Lee
    signed 2021-09-16 09:35:41 +1000
  • John Mallet
    signed 2021-09-16 09:35:13 +1000
    Sell back the Bylong valley land for vital agriculture and protect its environmental future.
  • Bronwyn Schulz
    signed 2021-09-16 09:34:34 +1000
    You can’t eat coal!
  • Heni van der Hecht
    signed 2021-09-16 09:31:53 +1000
    A bushwalking exploratory haven
  • annabelle Wilson
    signed 2021-09-16 09:31:12 +1000
  • Cathy Jackson
    signed 2021-09-16 09:30:24 +1000
    Please assist those farmers who want to regenerate this landscape and help them to rebuild their community
  • Robyn Starr
    signed 2021-09-16 09:29:34 +1000
  • Gail Curby
    signed 2021-09-16 09:26:47 +1000
    Important to restore the land in this valley for regenerative agriculture. …and what a beautiful valley
  • John Pagan
    signed 2021-09-16 09:25:52 +1000
  • Sue Jameson
    signed 2021-09-16 09:25:01 +1000
  • Andrew Lamond
    signed 2021-09-16 09:24:50 +1000
  • penelope lawless
    signed 2021-09-16 09:24:29 +1000
  • paul simpson
    signed 2021-09-16 09:23:43 +1000
  • Geoff Simpson
    signed 2021-09-16 09:18:00 +1000
  • Anne Harvey
    signed 2021-09-16 09:15:10 +1000
    We need land to grow food. Common sense. Please listen to the people.
  • Kate Jackson
    signed 2021-09-16 09:11:26 +1000
  • Marie Flood
    signed 2021-09-16 09:09:28 +1000
  • Prudence Wawn
    signed 2021-09-16 09:02:16 +1000
    Bylong has so much to offer in regards to future food security. Residents deserve peace of mind after all this.
  • Drusi Megget
    signed 2021-09-16 09:01:57 +1000
  • Loris Kingcott
    signed 2021-09-16 09:00:35 +1000
  • Ian Campbell
    signed 2021-09-16 08:59:15 +1000
  • Paul Giles
    signed 2021-09-16 08:56:39 +1000
  • Marissa Gunning
    signed 2021-09-16 08:52:06 +1000
  • richard baxendale
    signed 2021-09-16 08:46:26 +1000
  • Lionel King
    signed 2021-09-16 08:41:59 +1000
  • Chris Fox
    signed 2021-09-16 08:32:29 +1000
    Please, Stop the Aussie landgrab!
  • Anne Schofield
    signed 2021-09-16 08:26:19 +1000
  • Jill Thio
    signed 2021-09-16 08:19:33 +1000
  • Julie Small
    signed 2021-09-16 08:14:51 +1000
    Please return this beautiful land to the locals

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