Minister urged to intervene in coal mine consultation

ABC reports: The New South Wales government is being asked to make a mining company carry out broader consultation on its plans for a coal mine in the Bylong Valley.

Campaigners have written to the Planning Minister Rob Stokes saying KEPCO has only spoken to landholders it believes will be directly affected by noise and dust.

The company has submitted a development application with the Department of Planning which is the formal step in formalising its Environmental Impact Statement.

Craig Shaw from the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance said KEPCO should hold an information session to let the community know what its plans involved and what potential impacts they may have.

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