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June 2, 2023

No means no, Mr Henderson

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Marny Bonner, South Lismore

I was appalled to hear on ABC North Coast Radio recently that Metgasco’s chief executive Peter Henderson thinks he can still convince the northern rivers community that he’s an all-round good guy.

If he is to be believed – and why would we after Metgasco’s blatant disregard for the local community during its recent invasion – he says that his company has identified a key prospect for conventional gas drilling.

He goes on to say that he hopes the ‘Rosella’ well ‘will have sands that will free-flow without any need for stimulation’.

Just the very naming of Metgasco’s wells after Australian native birds is enough of an insult, but for Mr Henderson to think that he can still buy social licence in this area is preposterous.

Clearly Mr Henderson doesn’t appreciate that no means no. He still fails to recognise that this community is well aware of his agenda to divide and conquer and that we can see straight through his soft-talk.

What Mr Henderson has proven beyond doubt is the wisdom of age-old proverbs about wolves in sheep’s clothing and leopards not changing their spots.

Either way, what is clear is that when Peter Henderson points the finger at this community claiming ‘misinformation’ and ‘half-truths’, at least three fingers are pointing back at himself.

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