Bylong Project EIS on exhibition

Over 3,000 pages. That’s the total size of KEPCO’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposed Bylong Coal Project – a major new proposed mine development in the upper reaches of the Hunter River catchment. Comprising eight separate volumes and an executive summary, the EIS went on exhibition today for a period of just 6 weeks, during which time members of the public are invited to understand and respond to the massive document. “It’s a hell of a lot of stuff to try and wade through,” says Bylong Valley Protection Alliance BVPA secretary Craig Shaw. Continue reading

‘Battle for Bylong’ crowdfunder off to a flying start

In a start that would make past Bylong thoroughbred champions proud, a new crowdfunding campaign to protect the pristine Bylong Valley is off and racing with almost $5,000 donated in the first 24 hours. The ‘Battle For Bylong’ campaign is raising funds to pay for expert review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for KEPCO’s proposed Bylong coal mine project, which is expected to go on exhibition at the end of September. The crowdfunding campaign includes a series of short videos of Bylong locals giving insights into why the community is so determined to fight. Continue reading