'Bentley and the brave new world of environmental activism' - Saturday Paper article

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stunet started the topic in Monday, 2 Jun 2014 at 12:47pm

Jed Smith has been branching out beyond the surfing world lately. His latest story on the blockade at Bentley in northern NSW is worth a read:

http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2014/05/31/bentley-and-the-brave-new-world-environmental-activism/1401458400#.U4vlAJSSyaP

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stunet commented Monday, 2 Jun 2014 at 1:22pm

^^ Hey what a great post!

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zenagain commented Monday, 2 Jun 2014 at 2:57pm

Very interesting article. More power to them I hope.

I read one of the most vocal supporters of CSG in that area was a 'farmer ' who doesn't actually live on his property and is an ex Lismore councillor. He was bitterly disappointed when Metgasco had their license put on hold.

Bloody pollies at any level.

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zenagain commented Monday, 2 Jun 2014 at 7:26pm

Not so fast.

It appears that after direct representations have been made to the Baird government, Metgasco's license has been reinstated.

http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/independent-commission-against-c...

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mundies commented Monday, 2 Jun 2014 at 8:57pm

Someone has pulled a string somewhere

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mitchvg commented Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 at 1:39pm

So Blindboy, when you told me it needs political action (paraphrasing), is this the kind of thing you'd like to see? (With the obvious exception of imagining that the Bentley protest was targeted directly at AGW.)

And let's ignore Zen's link just for now too.

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 at 2:35pm

Anything which puts pressure on politicians to do the right thing is good. Protest can take many forms.