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Anti-coal seam gas activists will converge in Lismore today as the NSW Planning Department arrives to brief the Lismore City Council on the draft North Coast Regional Plan.
The NSW Government has struck a $25 million deal with junior mining company Metgasco that could see the Northern Rivers area finally free of the threat of gas fields.
Saturday afternoon saw nearly 300 people pack the Rock Valley hall, protesting Metgasco's imminent return to the area. It also prompted a call for the resignation of Lismore MP Thomas George from his nearest rival at March's election.
Opponents of coal seam gas mining are calling on Lismore MP Thomas George to explain why a major exploration licence is still active in the northern rivers region. Their demand comes as a Byron shire councillor is attempting to ban any council investment in CSG.
With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.