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Friends of Felton protest by burning letters sent by Ambre Energy to the wider community.
Friends of Felton protest by burning letters sent by Ambre Energy to the wider community.

Ambre letters burn in Pittsworth

LETTERS sent by Ambre Energy to people living near its controversial proposed coal mine and petrochemical plant have been set alight in the streets of Pittsworth this morning.

The letters were burnt during a peaceful Friends of Felton protest held outside Ambre Energy's office in Pittsworth.

The anti-mine group was protesting attempts to resurrect the Felton Valley mine and petrochemical plant which the State Government has announced would not be allowed to proceed.

Despite that, Ambre has appointed consulting company Futureye in an attempt to win a social licence to operate in the region.

Friends of Felton president Ian Whan said the group's members were not interested in taking part in any further talks with Ambre and the letters were burnt to highlight that point.

"I find the whole thing just bizarre considering the State Government has said no time and time again," he said.

"I can't see this going on too much longer. I just can't see how (Ambre) can persist.

"We realise we don't have universal support in Pittsworth, but I'm sure there are plenty who support our cause."



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