Find out more about Engie’s plan and how you can have a say
WHAT: An online information session about Engie’s current plans to flood the Hazelwood mine pit, where you’ll hear about:
- Community and environmental concerns
- Alternative rehabilitation options
- How you can write an impactful public comment to share your views with government decision makers
WHEN: Friday 5 May from 12.30-1.30pm AEST
WHERE: online, on zoom – RSVP and we will email you the link ahead of the webinar
WHO: You’ll hear from EJA lawyer Chloe Badcock, experts from Environment Victoria and community campaigners from the Latrobe Valley.
Why are we concerned about Engie’s current plan for the Hazelwood mine pit?
Engie wants to flood Hazelwood with water from the Latrobe River, without removing the tonnes of toxic coal ash first.
We’re concerned this plan will create a filthy, toxic pit lake that’s good for no-one, will drain our rivers and choke the water supply to the Gippsland Lakes.
Engie would take two decades to fill the mine with river water. It would use more water than all of Sydney Harbour – 638 billion litres – plus over another five billion litres every year just to offset the evaporation.
The company has ignored two independent expert reports which found alternative rehabilitation methods are safer, viable and should be investigated.
How can you have a say?
Until 10 May, government decision makers are taking public comments on Engie’s current plan to flood the Hazelwood mine pit.
This is an important opportunity for decision makers to hear what the community thinks of the plan, and a chance to compel Engie to investigate other rehabilitation options with better outcomes for the community and our environment.