Successes | 25th Dec, 2009

We forced the state government to back-down on plans to export brown coal

When the state government proposed to allocate billions of tonnes of brown coal, we sprang into action. Our short, sharp community campaign forced them to back down on plans to give coal to Exergen to export to India, or to allocate coal to other companies. In December 2009, Minister Batchelor confirmed that Exergen wouldn’t be getting the go-ahead and that there were no immediate plans to allocate coal. That’s 13 billion tonnes of coal that’ll stay in the ground for now. And we plan to keep it that way.