Solid Energy has announced its former mine site in Craig Rd, Mataura, its prefered site to build their pilot briquetting plant.

This plant is the first of many proposed. Solid Energy want to get their first lignite conversion plant up and running as soon as possible, so that it is harder to stop subsequent, larger, dirtier developments. This plant has to be stopped, and we expect it to face intensive opposition.

Coal Action Network has vowed to fight the building of this plant and has already been quoted in many media sources.

For further information on how to join the fight against Solid Energy’s plans get along to one of our public meetings, join our email list, and get active!