Protesters blockade new Metgasco CSG site

Metgasco's new drilling pad under construction today near Doubtful Creek Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
Metgasco's new drilling pad under construction today near Doubtful Creek Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

MORE THAN forty anti-CSG activists have rallied at the entrance of Eden Creek State Forest, after work started this morning to complete a drilling pad for Metgasco's coal seam gas production.

Metgasco has confirmed the works are being carried on their behalf.

The site is adjacent to the Booths Rd entrance to the State Forest at Doubtful Creek, 31 km from Kyogle.

Around 700m from the entrance of the forest, a second gate marked what appeared to be a private property.

A bulldozer and a roller were spreading and compacting gravel in an area of about 100 square metres.

Gravel to complete the pad was brought in from a nearby quarry earlier today.

Metgasco and contract workers have been unable to enter the site this afternoon due to the blockade by protesters.

Topics:  coal seam gas, doubtful creek, metgasco



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