The Battle for Bylong ramped up a notch today with the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign. Money donated will pay for experts to review KEPCO's Environmental Impact Statement
In the coming weeks the "Environmental Impact Statement" for this proposed mine will be released. This is a huge document that details how the mine would operate and manage its impacts on the existing environment.
KEPCO have had years to prepare this plan and we have only a few weeks to respond.
We want to enlist the help of experts to properly scrutinise this massive new mining project. But we don't have much time, and we can't afford to get expert advice without your help.
That's why, today, we've launched a new crowdfunding campaign. The target is ambitious - but we hope achievable - $25,000. Good advice doesn't come cheap - and the better (and more comprehsensive) the advice we get, the greater the chance we have of stopping the destruction.
You can view the campaign and donate here, or by clicking on the "Donate now to fund experts" link at the top of the page.
What kinds of expert advice will the money be used for?
Here's the list of the kinds of areas we know we could do with expert help on:
- Agricultural Impacts
- Air Quality/Dust
- Aboriginal and European Heritage
- Social Impacts
How many areas we cover off will depend on how much we raise. If we reach our target of $25K we'll be certain of covering off the main ones at least (and maybe a few more!)
Without independent expert analysis the key information the government has available to rely on in its assessment of this mine is from the mining company itself. And we wouldn't want that, would we?