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May 14, 2021

Fracking us senseless

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In June 2011 a CSG holding pond leaked in the Pilliga Scrub. It took over two years until the government fined Santos a paltry sum and acknowledged fracking was responsible for polluting an aquifer with uranium, arsenic and other toxic chemicals.

Metgasco’s website clearly shows they have an agenda to convert large areas of the northern rivers into a gasfield. For this to be economically viable, Metgasco will be fracking us senseless. They also have been fined for environmental breaches.

How can we have any confidence in the gas industry? We sure can’t rely on the government regulators. For this reason we all must stand together now to stop Metgasco in their tracks and prevent any further development of the Bentley gas well, near Lismore. The time is now to support www.gasfieldfreebyronshire.org and Lock The Gate to protect our land, our water, our climate and our future.

Dave Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek

 


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