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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.