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Winners of LTG Raffle 2014 1st Beven Jolly from Rock Valley 2nd Peer Barnyngoz from Nimbin 3rd Colleen Taylor from Lismore Thank you to Sponsors Craig Rose Caddies Coffee Land Louise Somerville- Chooks Against Gas The Boyz Hairdressers and cafe Wonderland Emporium Traditional Medicinals

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Action Alert – State Members of Parliament Offices

Across NSW, local communities are taking action to make sure that politicians and the media can see that people won’t stand for an expansion of invasive unconventional gas extraction projects. In the Northern Rivers, community actions are taking place in Lismore at Thomas George’s office 11.30am, at Don Page’s office in Ballina at 10.30am and […]

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Gasfield Free Northern Rivers Rally November 1st

On November 1 the community will gather to march together in Lismore to declare the Northern Rivers Gasfield free and call for the cancellation of all exploration and production licences in the Northern Rivers! Riverside Park, Lismore 10am. Click for larger view   Visit our Facebook event page here   We need volunteers! If you […]

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What you can do to help protect Gloucester from fracking

** Peaceful direct action protests ** Every morning at 6:30am we are blocking AGL’s gates on Fairbairns Rd (off the Bucketts Way a couple of km south of Gloucester). The more people we have, the more effective our actions will be and the longer we can stay each day, so please join us. ** Silent […]

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Community returns to Bentley Blockade site calling for Metgasco licence cancellation

Hundreds of people from across the Northern Rivers will return to the historic Bentley Blockade site for a breakfast gathering today to call on the NSW Government to cancel Metgasco’s exploration licence PEL16. The community will also show support for Bentley landholders who will be heading to Sydney this week in the hope of again […]

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Pop up Event – Breakfast at Bentley

POP UP EVENT: BREAKFAST AT BENTLEY BLOCKADE CAMPSITE 7- 9am Monday 23rd June. With the NSW government reviewing their decision to suspend Metgasco’s license at Bentley it is vital to remind them of Metgasco’s failure to undertake genuine community consultation and the overwhelming community opposition to the gasfield industrialisation of our region! Come gather at […]

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Media Release: Government must stand with community and cancel Metgasco licence

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers is calling for the NSW government to stand firm with the Northern Rivers community and cancel Metgasco’s gas exploration licence which is currently suspended. Metgasco’s gas exploration licence over the Bentley and Casino area was suspended on 15 May after thousands of people attended a community blockade which lasted more than […]

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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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Metgasco project referred to ICAC as links to Obeid family emerge

Sydney Morning Herald Resources company Metgasco’s gas drilling operation on the NSW north coast was referred to corruption authorities as links emerged between its largest shareholder and the family of disgraced former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid, and controversial businessman Nick Di Girolamo. On Thursday, NSW Energy Minister Anthony Roberts announced he had suspended Metgasco’s exploration […]

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Chemicals expert battles against energy giant over fracking

Northern Star AN EXPERT in lobbying for the worldwide regulation of toxic chemicals, North Coast local Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith has, in recent years, turned her attention to unconventional gas. Dr Lloyd-Smith is a senior policy adviser to IPEN, a global organisation aiming to eliminate persistent organic pollutants, or POPs, and other toxic nasties. Her team […]

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