Bentley blockaders are coordinating flood relief assistance in Lismore using their on the ground co-ordination and communication gained during the blockade to assist the community during the clean up.
Greens candidate for the seat of Page, Kudra Falla-Ricketts, launched her campaign yesterday at the site of the Bentley CSG battleground.
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.
Members of Gasfields Free Northern Rivers are embarking on what they hope will be a final trip to Sydney to watch the outcome of a critical vote of Metgasco shareholders on Wednesday.
Despite overwhelming public opposition, junior gas miner Metgasco announced Monday that a proposed timeframe for its Rosella (Bentley) drilling program will be announced ‘in the next few weeks’.
Concerned citizens are voicing their opposition to coal seam gas mining by supporting a documentary about the grassroots campaign to boot ‘a big, dirty industry’ out of the northern rivers and keep the region gasfield free.
Celebrating the day that Metgasco and a huge cohort of police was sent packing, the folk of Bentley and their supporters gathered at the Bentley Hall on Saturday for songs, dance, speeches of warning and hope.
Thousands stood firm against the threat of 800 riot police. They vowed never to bow to the miner. And it was that community solidarity which won the 'Battle of Bentley' a year ago. Now it's time to celebrate!
The NSW Supreme Court is set to announce tomorrow (Friday) its ruling on whether the NSW government acted outside its powers when it suspended Metgasco’s drilling licence at Bentley.
VIDEO: As Saturday morning dawned, the Angel of Bentley rose over Byron Bay's Main Beach, almost a year to the day that the blockade wound up after the state government halted Metgasco's CSG drilling licence there.
The Bentley Angel sculpture will be raised on the main beach at Byron Bay at dawn tomorrow morning (Saturday) in a show of peaceful community protest against invasive gasfields in the northern rivers.
The North Coast Environment Council has given its prestigious Triumph Over Greed Award to Ian Gaillard on behalf of the Bentley Protectors and all those who supported the Bentley blockade. Watch video
Byron Bay 'tweenage' singer and activist Holley Somerville-Knott was named Youth Sustainability Champion at the Green Globe Awards in a gala event at Parliament House, Sydney, last week.
NSW Labor leader John Robertson is set to arrive in Lismore tomorrow (Tuesday) to announce that a Labor government would declare the North Coast a CSG and unconventional gas free zone.
Opponents of a proposed 1525 house development on the North Lismore plateau are preparing for a battle they believe could rival the Bentley blockade.
Documents released to the NSW Greens under freedom of information laws have revealed that the NSW police force was intending to deploy up to 800 police to crush the peaceful community blockade at a coal seam gas drilling site at Bentley.
Mining company Metgasco will face off against the state government in the NSW Supreme Court today in a last-ditch bid to lift the suspension of its drilling licence for Bentley, just outside Lismore.
The state government has upheld a suspension of Metgasco’s licence to drill for gas at Bentley, just outside Lismore. Anti-gas campaigners and Bentley landowners, along with the Greens and Page MP Kevin Hogan, welcomed the decision.
A brief lifting of the political iron curtain has revealed what NSW deputy premier Andrew Stoner really thinks of those who oppose gas drilling at Bentley.
With the NSW government set to make a decision about Metgasco's drilling suspension this week, the faithful returned to Bentley for breakfast this morning to send off a delegation to speak with the government.
Gas explorer Metgasco has put on hold its Supreme Court action against the state government over the suspension of its Bentley exploration licence.
Jo Faith, Newtown.It could be argued that a real tension exists between the manner in which populations value total protection of the biosphere and the manner in which populations also value notions of sustainability and sustainable development. There exist certain contradictions which are deserving of further deep ongoing debate.
Information that Metgasco may be planning to undertake earthworks at the Bentley property where its gas exploration licence is currently suspended is causing consternation among protesters.
Gasfield Free Northern Rivers says Metgasco's decision to take the government to court over the suspension of its Bentley gas licence is further evidence of the company’s ‘recalcitrant attitude’ towards the community.
Northern rivers anti-gas protesters say they will flock back to Bentley if mining company Metgasco is granted approval to recommence its operations.