The future of the Bylong Valley hangs in the balance. Korean-owned power company KEPCO has plans for two open cut coal mines (to operate for 10 years) and an underground mine (to operate for 20 years), to dig up 6.5 million tonnes of thermal coal a year, with 24/7 operations. If this big new mine complex goes ahead it will transform the pristine and productive valley into a series of coal pits and industrial coal infrastructure. The NSW Government is currently inviting submissions on KEPCO's plans. We have until Friday 6 November to review KEPCO's mine plans and send in our feedback.Continue reading
Do you like this page?