Conservationists to not support Eden chipmill wood fired power station

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Eden chipmill managers are wrong to claim that leading conservation groups support its proposed wood fired power station.
Public Affairs Manager, Mr Vince Phillips told ABC Regional radio this morning that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) supports South East Fibre Exports proposed forest furnace.
Regional forest campaigner, Ms Harriett Swift who is the convener of the Chipstop Campaign, says that the WWF leaflet cited by Mr Phillips does not support the SEFE proposal.
The WWF has put strict conditions on its support for biomass burning that SEFE could not possibly meet, Ms Swift said.

Mr Phillips is trying to put a green gloss on a project that requires the ongoing woodchipping of a million native forest trees every year.
Without that massive industrial scale forest destruction there would be no waste wood and no need for almost half of the electricity to be generated.
4 August 2009

CHIPSTOP campaign against woodchipping the SE forests, 02-64923134, PO Box 797 Bega NSW 2550 Australia,