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A decent crowd gathered on the side of the Lismore road leading into Casino yesterday morning. A Toot for No CSG campaign was held out the front of the Casino office of coal-seam gas miner Metgasco.

The non-violent procession moved to the front door of the office where hats were taken off and placed. A big media contingent at the protest proved the interest that is being taken in this issue by people from all parts of the community.

A rally will be held this Friday at 10am out the front of Thomas George’s office in Carrington Street Lismore. Many former National voters who have proudly displayed ‘Vote Thomas George’ posters in the past will be handing them back, as sign of disapproval of CSG.

On Tuesday 20 March a community consultation for a Regional Action Plan to take us to 2021 will be held in Ballina from 6.30 to 8pm at the RSL Club. Readers can go to http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/document/show/232 and compare these comments with those at http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/topic/far-north-coast. This is an opportunity for those that oppose coal-seam gas mining in the Northern Rivers to voice their concerns in a meaningful environment.

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