Metgasco suspends operations in Northern Rivers

13 March 2013 – Metgasco has suspended operations in Northern Rivers!

A blockade has been running since Nov 20 with numerous arrests first at Glenugie (8th Jan) and then at Doubtful Creek site. But they did it. The community united and stopped this unwanted threat to envrionment and water.

Ironic to have a Clarence Valley pro-CSG councillor today say how ‘sad’ it was to see a company “hounded and harrassed”. This is the attitude communities have to work against, the corporate seen as a ‘person with feelings.” and the community wanting to have a say portrayed as the bully!

http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/metgasco-gives-up-for-now/1789976 http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org/?p=2292

24 March – Stop CSG Sydney – monthly meeting

Reminder – our next StopCSG Sydney Monthly Meeting is on Sunday 24 March from 4 – 6pm.
Location is Herb Greedy Hall, Petersham Rd, Marrickville. This is just off Marrickville Rd, opposite the Marrickville Town Hall & library building. There is parking on Marrickville Rd or above Banana Joes.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend to find out more about stopping CSG mining.

This meeting will include a report back from the Lock the Gate ‘Call to Country’ event including a video, a report back from Daniel Robins on the Campbelltown rally last Sunday and suggestions for a new campaign including a water catchment tour, followed by community outreach put forward by Josie Evans.

Reminder – Sharyn Munro talk tonight 18 Feb – Newtown

Sharyn Munro, author of “Rich Land, Waste Land” will be guest speaker for Stop CSG Sydney on Mon 18 Feb at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, opposite Newtown Station, starting 6:30PM.

Learn about the impacts of coal & CSG mining across Australia, & how Sydney’s water supply is threatened by CSG drilling.  Entry by cold coin donation, supper available, phone Adrienne 0411-550-849 for info.

Join the facebook event …  http://www.facebook.com/events/353521061419721

http://www.richlandwasteland.com/

Report from the BOF protest in Casula

13 Feb – the stop CSG protest in Casula, where Barry O Farrell was dining with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, went well with some 120 people, despite being called at short notice.

It was organised by individuals and groups across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

The FB event page for the protest has now been turned into a page where all events across Sydney and Western Sydney are advertised. If you’re on FB, join up! There’s going to be a need for many more of these in Western Sydney.

The speakers were:
Lyall who gave indigenous acknowledgement to country, Jess Moore (Stop CSG Illawarra), Jacqui Kirkby (Scenic Hills Assoc), Melinda Wilson (Stop CSG Blacktown), Jeremy Buckingham (NSW Greens MLC), Julie Sheppard (SOS Rivers), Josie Evans (Stop CSG Sydney), Sharon Wilkinson (Stop CSG Blue Mountains). Suzie Wright, and Fred Fuentes were the MC’s.

There are pictures on FB & a short video by Green Left TV on youtube.

Stop CSG Sydney’s support was noted and appreciated (Josie Evans spoke for us). We sold 9 of the 10 T-shirts we had taken, and several No Gas signs. We also handed out lots of our Stop CSG Sydney leaflet to groups who will add their own information into it to then distribute.

Thanks to Pip Hinman for the report.

Sharyn Munro – 18 Feb – Newtown

Sharyn Munro, author of “Rich Land, Waste Land” will be guest speaker for Stop CSG Sydney on Mon 18 Feb at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, opposite Newtown Station, starting 6:30PM.

Learn about the impacts of coal & CSG mining across Australia, & how Sydney’s water supply is threatened by CSG drilling.  Entry by cold coin donation, supper available, phone Adrienne 0411-550-849 for info.

Join the facebook event …

http://www.facebook.com/events/353521061419721