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Farmers and residents are scared of water pollution to Rocky Creek Dam that supplies much of NSW north coast. Hence an amazing dedicated band of protectors are coming and going from the Bentley camp.

If you can, show up at Bentley before a likely road closure and police arrival Monday 19 May (hope for 10,000 people) but make sure you check the sites at the bottom of this letter for the latest.

Many of us are tweeting (or emailing) news journos and politicians. You can help!

On ABC News 24, after Mike Baird’s  ‘Get Serious’ speech, he was asked why getting serious meant sending a huge contingent of police to move on a peaceful protest at Bentley. He mumbled something about approved development and law and order and he and new police minister ducked their heads.

We are sending tweets like this: ‘@mikebairdMP GET SERIOUS re risks from experimental CSG INSTEAD of sending 900 police to bust farmers frightened of drinking water pollution’.

If you can, when you tweet, add a photo to highlight your tweet.

Three people to influence who are making decisions on raiding Bentley in next days:


Twitter: @mikebairdMP

Email form:  http://www.premier.nsw.gov.au

Email: [email protected]

Deputy Premier

Twitter:  @GladysB_MP

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Police Minister

Twitter: @stuartayresmp

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Bentley Blockade information at: https://m.facebook.com/notes/gasfield-free-northern-rivers/bentley-blockade-information/486135441487355/

Website for wonderful protectors: http://www.gasfieldfreenorthernrivers.org/

Dorothy Mullins, Byron Bay

Twitter: @dmlucky

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