Group to protest over new push

FRIENDS of Felton is out to present a "strong, clear and united" stance against Ambre Energy's renewed push to win support for its controversial Darling Downs coal mine and petrochemical plant.

The group will hold a protest outside Ambre's Pittsworth office on Monday at 9am.

Friends of Felton president Ian Whan said the message the protest would send to Ambre was clear - the game was up.

Mr Whan said he had been contacted by representatives from Futureye, a consultancy firm working to win Ambre a "social licence to operate".

On its website, Futureye explains that a social licence is "the community's tacit consent for a business or project to exist".

Mr Whan said attempts to resurrect the project were in contravention to the State Government's orders that no mining would occur in the Felton Valley.

"Their strategy is clear," he said.

"They want a chance to work some magic.

"To beat this madness we have to be very strong, very clear and very united."



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