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


2,156 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:

. Colin McLeanColin . 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

  • Alison Crook AO
    signed 2021-09-15 22:23:13 +1000
  • John Greenway
    signed 2021-09-15 22:21:00 +1000
  • Jill Moore-Kashima
    signed 2021-09-15 22:19:05 +1000
  • Julia Slater
    signed 2021-09-15 22:17:07 +1000
  • Helen Wiesner
    signed 2021-09-15 22:15:51 +1000
  • Michael and Blockey
    signed 2021-09-15 22:14:37 +1000
  • Alice Cairns
    signed 2021-09-15 22:03:42 +1000
  • Michele Belford
    signed 2021-09-15 22:02:41 +1000
  • Kris See
    signed 2021-09-15 22:02:15 +1000
  • Linda Eisler
    signed 2021-09-15 22:01:25 +1000
  • Kirsten Vine
    signed 2021-09-15 22:00:42 +1000
  • Annette Rowlison
    signed 2021-09-15 21:55:07 +1000
  • Tonya Flower
    signed 2021-09-15 21:46:58 +1000
  • Marion Poke
    signed 2021-09-15 21:45:52 +1000
  • Catherine Rossiter
    signed 2021-09-15 21:40:51 +1000
  • Kathryn Hines
    signed 2021-09-15 21:38:01 +1000
  • Martin Glanz
    signed 2021-09-15 21:36:39 +1000
  • Ann Scully
    signed 2021-09-15 21:36:36 +1000
  • Ian Tanner
    signed 2021-09-15 21:29:11 +1000
  • Jennifer Kent
    signed 2021-09-15 21:20:07 +1000
  • Mal Pendergast
    signed 2021-09-15 21:18:10 +1000
    Please return our beautiful valley to agriculture
  • Marilyn Smith
    signed 2021-09-15 21:16:51 +1000
  • Jo Adams
    signed 2021-09-15 21:14:35 +1000
  • Thomas Britz
    signed 2021-09-15 21:08:17 +1000
  • Sandra Grayson
    signed 2021-09-15 21:04:12 +1000
  • Chris Turnbull
    signed 2021-09-15 20:59:27 +1000
  • Ray Fisher
    signed 2021-09-15 20:58:35 +1000
    please sell the land to farmers valley is too beautiful to destroy
  • Daniel Drummond
    signed 2021-09-15 20:58:27 +1000
    It’s time to permanently preserve this prime farming land from the threat of mining. The age of coal as an energy source is rapidly coming to an end.
  • Therese Gibson
    signed 2021-09-15 20:55:57 +1000
  • Brian White
    signed 2021-09-15 20:54:58 +1000

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