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


2,154 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:

. Patti McRaePatti . Laura BadbyLaura . Cathy BrownCathy . Bronwen EvansBronwen . Pamela ReevesPamela . John MartinJohn . J&U KarschJ&U . Danny BriggsDanny . Fay SheridanFay . Anita HoodAnita . John SimpsonJohn . Amanda PahlAmanda . Christine SheridanChristine . Yasmin CrockettYasmin . Riki DavidsonRiki . Heather StolleHeather . Matthew JudgeMatthew . Carol SaadCarol . Dianne ChildDianne . Lorraine CampbellLorraine

  • Russell Chiffey
    signed 2021-09-14 17:26:01 +1000
  • M Rowan
    signed 2021-09-14 17:24:39 +1000
  • Claire Cocks
    signed 2021-09-14 17:24:19 +1000
  • Linda Dal Castello
    signed 2021-09-14 17:24:18 +1000
  • James Brown
    signed 2021-09-14 17:24:09 +1000
  • Jeanne Smith
    signed 2021-09-14 17:24:05 +1000
  • Chris Hughes
    signed 2021-09-14 17:23:57 +1000
  • Robert Garnsey
    signed 2021-09-14 17:23:23 +1000
  • Richard Kite
    signed 2021-09-14 17:23:20 +1000
  • Nick Hopkins
    signed 2021-09-14 17:23:13 +1000
  • Clive Ross
    signed 2021-09-14 17:22:58 +1000
  • Geoff Kennedy
    signed 2021-09-14 17:22:48 +1000
  • Leanne Wicks
    signed 2021-09-14 17:22:48 +1000
  • Michael Herbert
    signed 2021-09-14 17:22:45 +1000
  • Ian Daly
    signed 2021-09-14 17:22:27 +1000
    Please return the land to agricultural use.
  • Rachael Middleton
    signed 2021-09-14 17:22:14 +1000
  • Lesley Clarke
    signed 2021-09-14 17:22:03 +1000
  • Helen Smith
    signed 2021-09-14 17:21:53 +1000
  • Suzanne Wagner
    signed 2021-09-14 17:21:50 +1000
    It’s really important that this land is returned to farming. Thank you.
  • Peter Buchtmann
    signed 2021-09-14 17:21:49 +1000
  • John White
    signed 2021-09-14 17:21:35 +1000
  • Kevin Stokes
    signed 2021-09-14 17:21:25 +1000
  • Peter St Clair-Baker
    signed 2021-09-14 17:21:14 +1000
  • victoria hartstein
    signed 2021-09-14 17:21:12 +1000
  • David Mackay
    signed 2021-09-14 17:21:08 +1000
  • Emma Gentle
    signed 2021-09-14 17:20:58 +1000
  • Sue McLeod
    signed 2021-09-14 17:20:48 +1000
  • Josie Vendramini
    signed 2021-09-14 17:20:41 +1000
  • Karen Wagner
    signed 2021-09-14 17:20:37 +1000
  • Glenn Turton
    signed 2021-09-14 17:20:15 +1000

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