UPDATE- METGASCO SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE ON NSW GOVERNMENT OFFER TO BUY LICENSES
The Metgasco board has recommended to shareholders that they should accept an offer from the State Government to buy its exploration licenses for coal seam gas and other forms of unconventional gas in the Northern Rivers.
Help us be in a position to keep our community well informed in case these activities restart.
Metgasco have threatened to return to the Northern Rivers to continue their exploration for coal seam gas and other forms of unconventional gas.
They have announced they will be carrying out seismic testing in Rock Valley during November and they were recently in discussions with a drilling contractor to resume drilling operations at Bentley.
We need to be in a position to keep our community well informed if these activities restart. We need resources to ensure we can monitor, inform and engage the community of the Northern Rivers.
We need money to buy advertising in the local media, to hold local meetings, print campaign materials and many other requirements to get the word out as quickly and as effectively as we can. Resources can be the difference between us winning and losing. And we cannot afford to lose this fight of our lives, for our lives.
Our main goal is to keep our community informed and updated about Metgasco's latest plans to drill in the Northern Rivers, and to let them know what they can do about it. We may need to hold public meetings, distribute leaflets, DVDs and posters, and send text messages to our lists. There are large costs in time and money to help mobilise a community, your donation will enable us to fight back against the large resources a gas mining company can direct at us.
We are the communities of Bentley, Rock Valley and people from right across the Northern Rivers. The aim of the Gasfield Free Northern Rivers movement is to protect the biodiversity, water resources, agricultural lands and sustainable industries of the Northern Rivers, and the livelihoods and wellbeing of the people who live here, from the impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and other forms of unconventional gas mining. Our objective is to have the Northern Rivers region declared a CSG and unconventional gas free zone, and for all current licenses and leases that allow such activities to be revoked.
Gasfield Free Surveys right across the Northern Rivers, The Bentley Blockade, 2014, Doubtful Creek Blockade, 2013, Glenugie Blockade, 2012, Shannonbrooke Blockade, 2012, Lismore Rally, 2012, 2014, Murwillumbah Rally, 2012 and many more actions and events over the last 5 years.