You may have heard the recent announcement that Alcoa is currently in negotiations with the State government about an expansion of their coal mine just inland from Anglesea.
This is at the same time that the government has said it will close off the surrounding area to further wind developments. Details on the future of wind energy on the Bellarine can be found here.
There is a community information day coming up on Easter Saturday. It would be great if you could attend this event – details below.
It seems that the government is seeking to pick winners and losers when it comes to Victoria’s energy future. And it is clear that it is siding with dirty and dangerous coal over clean and renewable sources of energy.
You can find FoE’s work on this issue here.
Information session on the Anglesea coal mine
stop Alcoa Anglesea mine from making an impact on:
* our health
* our heathland
* CO2 emissions
The state government intends to renew Alcoa’s mining lease for another 50 years.
Please join local residents in voicing your concern about the impacts this will have on public health, heathland and CO2 emissions.
Anglesea Air Action will be holding a Family Information Session highlighting concerns about the proposed 50 year extension of the Alcoa coal mining lease on Easter Saturday at 12pm on the Anglesea Riverbank.
There will be a Jumping Castle and people are invited to bring a picnic and find out what’s happening in their backyard.
We are calling for :
• a shorter lease period
• an environmental impact statement on the heritage heathland area earmarked for the mine expansion
• an inquiry into health concerns of Anglesea residents
join concerned Anglesea locals at the
ANGLESEA AIR ACTION
Easter Saturday, 12pm, Saturday 23rd April
The group was formed by concerned residents and is backed by the Surf Coast Energy Group.
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