THE Richmond Valley Group Against Gas has backed Labor's Trent Gilbert in his campaign to win the seat of Clarence in the state election.

At the site of the Bentley blockade yesterday - which is now in the Clarence - spokeswoman for the group Jill Lyons welcomed Labor's policy to ban CSG.

"Our group is not politically aligned but when I talked to Trent and studied Labor's policy to ban CSG and unconventional gas mining I was convinced this was the way to make this ban a reality," she said.

Mr Gilbert said he was proud to "have the backing of such a committed group of people".

"They have worked hard to protect the unique environment and agricultural industries in the Richmond Valley," he said.

"Large scale industrial infrastructure is not appropriate for the region.

"The risks it poses to the natural assets of the Northern Rivers are unacceptable."

Ms Lyons said voters were concerned that gas mining will destroy their "bores, their family's health and their kids' future unless they act now".



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