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February 27, 2021

Bentley celebrated in pictures and song

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The community celebrated yesterday and will continue to celebrate for a long time to come at the news that Metgasco shareholders have voted to accept the NSW Government’s $25 million CSG licence buyback offer which means the northern rivers will remain gasfield free and protected by community.

The long struggle to save our country was documented by local musicians, photographers and filmmakers, a body of work which has left an amazing visual account of unfolding events and which will also see at least four films appear next year including the Confusing Them With Our Joy trilogy from Cloudcatcher Media and The Bentley Effect from Brendan Shoebridge and Susie Forster.

Stay tuned…


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  1. Thank good-ness… And, especially, thank the Protectors, and those politicians who were on the side of sanity and decency.

    It’s appalling and tragic that lives have been either lost or changed so much for the worse due to this industry. It’s tragic that our environment and, yes, our physical and emotional wellbeing, has been devalued, burdened, and placed at such huge risk due to the false promise of Fool’s gold.

    May it be that such joy as the vast majority of us are feeling here is duplicated elsewhere, and that sanity prevails. Granted, that seems unlikely, but miracles do happen and people power has shown itself to be an awesome force!!! Let’s keep it up.

    Yes, yes, yes… It is so happy-making that finally there is an end to the overwhelmingly unpalatable presence of Metgasco in this region.


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