Earth Liberation Front Letter to International Power Australia CEO, Graeme York

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} In June 2009 a letter which claimed to be from an Earth Liberation Front (ELF) activist in Australia, was posted to the website of the ELF Press Office in the U.S. The letter, which was addressed to home address of Graeme York, the CEO of International Power Australia, a subsidiary of International Power, stated that he was "responsible for the dirtiest power station in Australia and the most polluting in the industrialised world ... We hold you personally accountable for this assault against our Earth. We do not take lightly to the perpetual destruction of our land-base for the selfish and short-term objective of fattening your bank account."[1]

The Letter

The purported ELF letter, which was posted to the ELF Press Office, was as follows:[1]

"Communique:

Following the Australian government's refusal to act on reducing climate emission while paying into the hands of the country's largest polluters, the E.L.F paid a visit to the home of the CEO of the dirtiest Coal Power Station in the Industrialized World, Hazelwood Power Station, in Melbourne, Australia.

The E.L.F hand delivered the following note to his home:

Graeme York
XXXXXXXXX (Address Deleted - Ed)
XXXXX, Vic (Suburb deleted - Ed)

Dear Graeme,

As the Chief Executive Officer of Hazelwood power station, you are responsible for the dirtiest power station in Australia and the most polluting in the industrialised world. You are causing irreversible environmental destruction which will go on to harm not only those living on the planet today, but your children’s children too.

We hold you personally accountable for this assault against our Earth. We do not take lightly to the perpetual destruction of our land-base for the selfish and short-term objective of fattening your bank account.

The irreplaceable and precious eco-systems of this Earth are worth much more than your manicured lawn, expensive car and opulent suburban house. Your property will not remain safe so long as Hazelwood continues to pollute at such an inexcusable level, swallow millions of litres of fresh water every hour and cough out hydrochloric and nitrogen acids in return. This Earth does not exist for the profits of avaricious CEOs like you,

The Earth Liberation Front.

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