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Beyond Bentley Meeting

Bentley was a great victory. Now our efforts continue as we work together to cancel all PELS (licenses) in the Northern Rivers. Let’s put our hearts and hands and heads together as we rally, lobby, raise awareness and continue to build our social movement. Stay involved in the campaign to keep the Northern Rivers Gasfield […]

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MR: Metgasco will do anything to avoid real consultation

Metgasco’s decision to sue the government rather than to engage in genuine community consultation is simply further evidence of their recalcitrant attitude towards the community of the Northern Rivers. According to Gasfield-Free Northern Rivers spokesperson Mr Aidan Ricketts. “Instead of a mea culpa from Metgasco, we get yet more crash through tactics. Metgasco has shown […]

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MR: People power victory at Bentley Blockade

The Northern Rivers community is today celebrating a great victory of people power following the suspension of invasive gas drilling on farmland at Bentley near Lismore. Minister for Energy and Resources, Anthony Roberts today announced the suspension of Metgasco’s Petroleum Exploration Licence on the grounds of inadequate community consultation. “At the Bentley Blockade we have […]

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MR: Metgasco rig delayed by asbestos scare?

According to Gasfield Free Northern Rivers, the speculative gas exploration company Metgasco may have failed to provide adequate explanation for the ongoing delays to their controversial drilling plans at Bentley near Lismore. Under ASX rules Metgasco has a legal obligation to inform investors of the real reasons for any delays but has so far failed […]

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MR: Questions raised about Richmond Valley Council’s treatment of anti-gas protest camp at Bentley

  Gasfield Free Northern Rivers have raised serious concerns about the motivations of Richmond Valley Council in their treatment of the community camp set up on private land adjacent to Metgasco’s planned gas drilling site at Bentley. Richmond Valley Council has refused Gasfield Free Northern Rivers’ (GFNR) latest application to continue and expand the camp […]

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Gasfield Free Communities Newsletter

Please click the link below to view newsletter 18 from Gasfield Free Communities Newsletter 18 n.b. All content in this newsletter is intended as general information only and not professional advice and no claims as to the absolute accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the content are made. Any views expressed are those of the individual […]

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MR: Gasfield Free Northern Rivers welcomes the right to say no to invasive gasfields, but it must be legislated

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers welcomes the announcement of coal seam gas companies Santos and AGL to not enter farmland where they are not wanted,[1] but says this token gesture does not go far enough to protect landholders and the environment from invasive gasfields. “Santos and AGL have been dragged kicking and screaming to this point, […]

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MR: Gasfield Free Northern Rivers not linked to Richmond Valley business boycott

It has come to the attention of Gasfield Free Northern Rivers that there is a dubious anonymous letter being circulated which threatens a trade ban on retailers in the Richmond Valley area because of the local council’s apparent support of Metgasco. “Gasfields Free Northern Rivers, which organised the camping approval at Bentley, would not undertake […]

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Gasfield Free Newsletter: March 2014

  Dear Gasfield Free supporters, It’s been a few months since the last newsletter and lots has been happening around the region! Most important is the ongoing protest at the site of Metgasco’s drilling operations at the ‘Rosella’ site at Bentley, 16 km west of Lismore, where they plan to drill a 2km deep well […]

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MR: Metgasco’s donga village at Bentley drill site means no local jobs and will lead to conflict

Metgasco has submitted an application to Richmond Valley Council for the construction of a 24/7 worker accommodation ‘donga’ village on farmland near the Rosella drilling site. This has been applied for as a ‘temporary camp ground’ for a period of 52 days, although the application also mentions a period of 6 months (p 36). There […]

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