Vince Kean, Murwillumbah
So Metgasco suspended its operation because of the NSW government’s regulations? Surely even their spokesmen don’t believe that bit of spin. It is obvious that their work program was halted by the courageous demonstrators and the rising groundswell of public opinion that threatened to sweep the whole industry away. The question is why this disingenuous piece of attempted deception has been put out.
May I suggest that it is an attempt to position the company for the future.
1. They don’t want to give the demonstrators any credit lest it give the Australiawide resistance to their destructive industry impetus.
2. They want to pretend that the wussy NSW regulations are smothering them to forestall any call for future regulations really appropriate to their destructive activities.
3. They want to prop up the current NSW government, which they see as, secretly, sympathetic to their cause.
4. They think that we have short term memory problems.
The industry cannot be believed or trusted in any way at any level. I am sorry for the Metgasco investors who have lost money but they will recover. I rejoice for my children and my children’s children who will not be faced with the cleanup bill after these environmental vandals have extracted their money and disappeared into the shadow land of bankruptcy, foisting the horrendous costs/problems of their destructive, irresponsible, behaviour on the general public.
Thank God for the environmental warriors who put income, life, and liberty on the line for the sake of future generations!