Copley is our home

No underground coal gasification in Leigh Creek/Copley

Leigh Creek and Copley sits in the world renowned Northern Flinders in South Australia on Adnyamathanha Country. Leigh Creek and Copley are special, unique and a place that many call home.

Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) have constructed a UCG (Underground Coal Gasification) demonstration plant near the towns of Leigh Creek and Copley.

In September 2018, the SA Energy and Mining Minister gave the project its final approval, and LCK has commenced its trial. After suspending the trial due to difficulties with ignition and receiving an extension, the trial is due to end mid May and the company is likely to apply to go into full production of this dangerous project.

The community are clearly saying no with over 90% saying they don’t want UCG.

The Leigh Creek coalfield has suffered enough damage and now is the time to let the land heal. This UCG pilot process has distressed the elders, who are sad, angry and afraid about what Leigh Creek Energy are doing and propose to do further. They are feeling ignored and disrespected once again.

We call on the State Government to abandon any and all plans to approve Leigh Creek Energy pilot project for commercial production.

Underground Coal Gasification is unsustainable, has no social license and poses serious environmental risks.

NO gasification in Adnyamathanha Yarta. GAS OFF!

Take action:

Write a submission to the South Australian State Government to support the community in their opposition to UCG.

The State Government submission period for comment on the Leigh Creek Energy Underground Coal Gasification project is now open. On 1 February 2019, Leigh Creek Energy requested from the State Government a three-month extension of their production period under Section 27(3) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000.

Have your say before the public consultation period closes on 15 April

It is essential as many people as possible make submissions to Energy and Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP calling on the Government to halt any more approvals on this dangerous project.

Use our email template or write your own.