Bentley CSG blockaders honoured

The North Coast Environment Council (NCEC) has given its prestigious Triumph Over Greed Award or TOGA to Ian Gaillard on behalf of the Bentley Protectors and all those who supported the Bentley blockade which succeeded in stopping Metgasco drill for gas in the northern rivers. NCEC president Jim Morrison, who presented the award last Friday during the NCEC’s general meeting at the Aranyani Bison Adventure Tourist Park near Casino, said the TOGA had only been presented on a few occasions over the past decade for exceptional efforts by groups or individuals who have literally Triumphed Over Greed.

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2 responses to “Bentley CSG blockaders honoured”

  1. Sarah Buchanan says:

    This award could not have gone to a more deserving person.
    Ian has been a networker, promoter, inspirer, organiser and a much-appreciated voice of reason and common sense so lacking in those who incredibly, are charged with and paid handsomely to abide by the wishes of the people and protect our priceless natural assets and the health of the environment and the people who live and rely on these same assets.
    Onya Ian. You are the people’s hero.
    (Long sentence, eh?)

  2. Tony Gilding says:

    Fantastic Job Ian and all the Bentley crew

    We are all proud of you and will forever be grateful


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