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Outcry against Metgasco’s north coast plans

Politicians from the Greens to the Nationals have responded emphatically against gas miner Metgasco’s announcement that it plans to use the courts to force an unwelcome return to the northern rivers.

Farmer wants Metgasco to start drilling at Bentley

A Bentley landowner is hoping the state government will support any moves by gas mining company Metgasco to begin exploring for gas on his property.

Court delivers another blow to Metgasco

The NSW Supreme Court last week refused a submission from Metgasco to obtain documents used by the OCSG in its decision to suspend Metgasco’s Bentley exploration licence.

Metgasco faces long wait for day in court

Metgasco will not know until October, at the earliest, whether it can convince the Supreme Court to overturn the state government’s suspension of its Bentley gas exploration licence.

Govt could still backflip on Bentley

Sue Stock, Nimbin. While we are all jubilant that the Office of CSG has upheld the suspension of Metgasco's exploration license, we should not forget the Lib/Nat state government's previous actions after the last NSW Local Government election in 2012 and we need to be concerned they will not do the same thing again.

Bentley gas drilling suspension to remain in place

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.

OCSG fails to meet suspension decision deadline

The Office of Coal Seam Gas still has yet to announce its verdict on whether to continue the suspension of Metgasco’s PEL 16, covering the planned Rosella well at Bentley more than 24 hours after it had agreed to do so.

The battle of Bentley and the art of political landscape

Liz Friend, Mullumbimby. The anti CSG movement has taken a massive and significant quantum leap in the last few weeks with the emergence of the Bentley blockade. Both the social canvas and the political landscape is being radically re-invented on a scale unseen in the history of the environmental movement in this country.

Metgasco announces drilling delay

Gas explorer Metgasco, which was planning to drill an exploratory tight sands gas well at Bentley this month, has announced work may not in fact begin in April. But the company denies mass protests are a factor.

Water supply could be cooked with gas

Byron Shire Cr Duncan Dey. The Bentley site lies in the surface water catchment of the Wilsons River, which joins the Wilsons River in its tidal pool near the old double road-bridges in Lismore. Rous Water extracts water by licence from that pool to supply the urban areas of four shires.

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