Zialina Earth, of Diggers Camp, holds a sign saying
Zialina Earth, of Diggers Camp, holds a sign saying "frack off" at the protest against coal seam gas held outside a property on Avenue Road near Glenugie. Photo JoJo Newby. Jojo Newby

Anti-CSG protesters stop site delivery

ANTI-Coal Seam Gas protesters stopped a delivery of equipment to Metgasco's test-drilling site in Glenugie yesterday but the company has vowed to return.

"The action of protesters meant the safety of staff and contractors were threatened and for this reason the decision was made not to proceed," Metgasco spokesman Richard Shields said.

"Yes, we will be back," he said.

Close to a hundred protesters sat underneath a Christmas tree they had erected at the site gate and sang carols while blocking the truck's progress, protest spokeswoman Boudicca Cerise said.

"There was a very peaceful atmosphere as the community came together to protect land, water and health," she said.

Many of the protesters at Glenugie come from the Northern Rivers.

It's seen as a test case for the protest movement's more direct action.



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