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Gasfield Free Byron Bay & Northern Rivers

Carrying on the activism from the huge community project of resisting the government backed mining insanity at Bentley NSW in 2015. This page includes posts from 2 FB pages: CSG Free Byron Bay & CSG Free Northern Rivers. – – – The aim of the Gasfield Free Northern Rivers movement is to protect the biodiversity, water resources, agricultural lands and sustainable industries of the Northern Rivers, and the livelihoods and wellbeing of the people who live here, from the impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and other forms of unconventional gas mining. Our objective is to have the Northern Rivers region declared a CSG and unconventional gas free zone, and for all current licenses and leases that allow such activities to be revoked.

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Gasfield Free Byron Shire

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🎄🌍 As Christmas and another year approaches, businesses, landholders and producers are taking up the opportunity to show their support for a gasfield free region for our future generations.
To find out more go to:
www.gasfieldfree.com.au/register_nr

Display the Australian Gasfield Free Award on your business, front gate or products this coming year 2018.
“For the love of the land and the future of our children.”
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🎄🌍 As Christmas and another year approaches, businesses, landholders and producers are taking up the opportunity to show their support for a gasfield free region for our future generations. 
To find out more go to:
http://www.gasfieldfree.com.au/register_nr

Display the Australian Gasfield Free Award on your business, front gate or products this coming year 2018. 
“For the love of the land and the future of our children.”

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Do they supply and install domestic Bloom Energy Servers as well? Fuel Cells might be the better long term solution for domestic and commercial energy and the FlowCell from #nanoflowcell aka the saltwater powered car has also been approved for European roads

In memory of Mookx Hanley, one of the great campaigners for a gasfield-free Northern Rivers and beyond. His extraordinary take on Woody Guthrie's 'This Land is Your Land' closes this film, from Bentley...New Year's tribute to the Northern Rivers Protectors of Bentley and beyond, featuring a cast of thousands including Ash Grunwald, Ian Gaillard, Terri Nicholson,… ... See MoreSee Less

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Travel Well ... 💙💜💙💜

So Long Mookx Hanley.

1 week ago

Gasfield Free Byron Shire

A message from Coonamble shire.

This Wednesday, 6th December, APA are holding a CCC (Community Consultation Committee) meeting at the Coonamble Bowling Club between from 11am – 1pm followed by a community meeting from 1pm - 4pm. They changed the meeting from a public drop in to an appointment only meeting. The decision by APA to move to a one on one agenda is absolutely in line with APA’s strategy of intimidate, divide and conquer. One of playing neighbour against neighbour by keeping all conversations private. Fortunately the community is very united and determined to upset this strategy and
as a result of a meeting in Sydney with the Department of Planning Environment (DPE), the agenda has been changed back to a public meeting. Present at the DPE meeting were Deputy Secretary Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy, Dr Liz Develin and Ronan Purcell, Director Energy Operations, Energy Delivery and Coordination, Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy. At this meeting Mary Lou Potts, acting on behalf of landholders challenged the Departments view on APA’s right of access.

We need a very large crowd this Wednesday to have APA answer to its actions over the last few weeks and send a clear message to APA and the DPE and most importantly government, that the Western Plains Pipeline is not to proceed as it facilitates the development of Santo CSG project in the Pilliga. This crowd needs to be HUGE if we have any hope to get our message into the national media. At this stage it is purely rural news. That won’t make Canberra nervous, only state politicians that are blind to any alternative thought. Sadly our politicians only see as far as the next election. Fortunately there is one coming soon so now is the time to ramp it up.

WE NEED YOUR HELP. The opposition to the Pipeline and the Pilliga project needs to be loud and clear so please send the word out that we need people power. The meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday 6th December between 1 and 4pm. Knowing our opponents, expect the unexpected (like no show). The media have been invited so we still have the platform to send a message to the broader public.

HISTORY FOR THOSE THAT ARE JUST SIGNING ON:

The Moree, Warrumbungle, Coonamble, Gilgandra shire have been doorknocked with 98% against CSG. Warren shire has recently also declared themselves opposed to CSG and its associated industries. The total area now covers (4.5million ha), hence the fierce opposition to the pipeline. On top of this, a record 23,000 submissions were submitted with 22,700 against the project. You really have to wonder what is happening at a political level to ignore that level of opposition. Time will tell. CSG mining in the Pilliga will depressurise and contaminate the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), our single most vital resource. Simply, food vs fuel.

Already Santos has made 26 separate breaches, one of which being a Uranium contamination of an aquifer 22 times above the legal limit, unbelievably they were only fined $1,500, that’s only in the exploration stage from 25 wells. Keeping in mind they have been granted self-assessment and none of these breaches were reported by the company, all exposed by the public. It will be a mess with 850 wells.

The catalyst for next weeks action is due to events over the last few weeks but brought to a head on Monday November 20. A group of approximately 11 people were detained by 70 members of the Coonamble community for trespassing on the property Nardoo. They refused to present identification but insisted they were APA staff and contractors. They sneaked onto the property by climbing over padlocked gates, ignoring the “No Tresspass” and Biosecurity signs that clearly displayed the owners contact number. The group of 70 farmers, townspeople and indigenous community members called police with the intention of making a number of citizens arrests. The APA told the police that were they had a court order (which did not exist). Consequently these intruders were allowed to leave peacefully. The owners are considering their legal options. This is on the back of two known illegal property entries in the Pilliga area the week before where fences were damaged, one of which hay and carrots were taken onto the property in total disregard to the on farm biosecurity plan. The APA strategy of entering properties with large numbers is very intimidating to the landholder which is why communities are conducting “neighbourhood watch”, on a huge scale. There is plenty of footage on social media.

The following day the community was on high alert. The APA were staying overnight in a motel in Warren where their community worked with the Coonamble community to identify the vehicles and where they might attempt their actions again. One vehicle attempted to access Muttama Station (footage available)but were foiled by the manager and a neighbour, three other vehicles were cordoned off in Coonamble. The third day the Dubbo community kept an eye on them when their vehicles arrived in Dubbo. This sequence of events clearly indicates the level of community resistance.

The opposition to CSG is really starting to gather momentum with more questions than answers. As recently as Friday Alan Jones addressed the Knitting Nannas and the public as they celebrated 100 weeks of protesting in Martin Place. True to form a stooge was in the crowd to try and discredit and overrun the agenda. Fortunately we are seeing more and more high profile people starting to take interest. We are at a turning point. This will be the most contentious issue for the next election and will ultimately decide the outcome due to public pressure but that won’t come without us making a big statement. We have invited the press which represents the opportunity to get the message to a broader audience.FOOD vs FUEL.

PASS THE WORD SEE YOU THERE!
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2 weeks ago

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers

Living in New England NSW? Got friends or family there? Before you vote, you need to watch this...

Sacrifice Zone
If you're living in New England NSW, please vote wisely this weekend!
Remember you can still support the 'Sacrifice Zone' movie and get a tax deduction: www.documentaryaustralia.com.au/films/4208/sacrifice-zone
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Vimeo version: vimeo.com/245119514

I posted this a few weeks ago. I fear it will come true: Barnaby Joyce knows full well he is going to romp in, in the upcoming bi-election for New England. Why? Because Barnaby is well aware the majority of his electorate are not interested in a world class Telecommunications System for the New England, a second class system is more than enough them. Barnaby is well aware that the majority of his electorate are not interested in saving the world’s most fertile farming land from being torn up to allow coal mining to go ahead. Barnaby is well aware that the majority of his electorate are not interested in a world class education for their children and grandchildren. He knows that what is there, is enough for his electorate. Barnaby is well aware that the majority of his electorate are not interested in world class medical/hospital facilities and proper upgrades to make it world class. Barnaby is well aware that the majority of his electorate are not interested in what happens to the people relying on the Darling River System anywhere below the cotton farms in his electorate. Barnaby is well aware that the majority of his electorate are not interested in supporting anything other than coal fired power stations. Renewable energy? That won’t give him a job after politics! Barnaby is well aware that the majority of his electorate will vote for him, not because his was the casting vote to downgrade Telstra and make a mess of our Telecommunications industry, but because it has always been the tradition of the electorate to vote for the very party that has now abandoned them. The people surrounding St. George Qld., wised up to what a mess he creates. My heart goes out to all you fine folk who have chosen to live in a wonderful part of our nation, the New England. You deserve much better...

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Water, more precious than gas.

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What, as a society, do we value more? Forests or fuel? Agriculture or energy? Fresh water or fracking? Beauty or balance sheets? And are these things mutually exclusive, or can we maybe have it all?
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The all consuming "Economic Genie" has been let out of the bottle & demands to be worshipped at any cost ...including the future of the parasite that pays it homage.

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Metgasco seismic testing at Casino Channel 7 report. 

(recorded from TV because not streamed online sorry)

Henderson likens seismic testing to ultrasound in a maternity ward.

How very warm and fuzzy of Mr Henderson. 

Pity the analogy doesn't hold up for the toxic water and gases that come out of a coal seam gas well!

Metgasco seismic testing at Casino Channel 7 repor...

Want to be inspired and uplifted? Watch this great video of the #BentleyBlockade singing the Bentley song this morning after the announcement that the Metgasco license had been suspended #lockthegate #csg

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Rock Valley Alert - HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH? Throughout our country large and small mining companies are pushing our farmers to the brink and beyond. How angry are you about that?
 Take the #enoughisenough test.
 If your level of anger is:
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 4: + DONATE or VOLUNTEER to help us defend our home!
 5. + EMAIL your Member for Parliament with a POLITE message asking them to do whatever it takes to stop gasfields! Thomas George: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au Chris Gulaptis: clarence@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Have you had enough yet?

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Rock Valley V Metgasco meeting - INSPIRATIONAL WORDS - Hundreds of people turned up at the Rock Valley Hall meeting in opposition to Metgasco. This is a snippet of the action, with Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell addressing the large crowd. Check it out and please Share and Like!

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Rock Valley V Metgasco meeting

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Take the money and run - SOME ADVICE FOR SHAREHOLDERS - The Northern RIvers community has some advice for the Metgasco shareholders regarding the Government buyout offer... - Please Share.

Take the money and run

SOME ADVICE FOR SHAREHOLDERS - The Northern RIvers...

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