Charcoalition Raises Funds Towards Charcoal Plant Legal Fight – ABC News

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ABC News 31 May 2002
Charcoalition raises funds towards charcoal plant legal fight
The Charcoalition has almost reached the halfway mark in its bid to raise $100,000 to fund a legal challenge to the NSW Government’s approval of the Mogo charcoal plant on the state’s south coast.

Charcoalition spokesman Chris Kowal says about $48,000 has already been raised for the fighting fund and more is pledged.

Mr Kowal says funds have been coming in from across the region, with Eurobodalla and Canberra residents being particularly supportive.

He says organisations in Sydney have also financially backed the legal appeal and more substantial donations are expected.

Legal expenses have already begun to mount up, with the Charcoalition paying for initial consultations and documentation in the fight to stop Australian Silicon establishing a charcoal plant in the Eurobodalla Shire.

Meanwhile, Eurobodalla Shire Council says it is getting a strong response to its survey asking ratepayers whether they want council to financially back the legal appeal.

The survey forms have to be returned by June 14.

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