Anti-CSG protestors outside the Metgasco drill site at Glenugie yesterday
Anti-CSG protestors outside the Metgasco drill site at Glenugie yesterday

Metgasco prepare to pull drill rig out of Glenugie

CLARENCE Valley coal-seam gas protesters have converged on Metgasco's Glenugie drill site this morning in an attempt to slow passage of the drill rig north to Doubtful Creek.

More than 40 protesters are at the blockade with more arriving every hour.

Currently three protesters are locked-on to a custom-designed blockade vehicle parked in front of the gates to the drill site.

Ambulance, fire brigade and four police officers are also in attendance.

Clarence Alliance Against CSG spokeswoman Lynette Eggins said activists remained committed to action at Glenugie, which is so far in its 76th day.

"While they are going to slow the departure of the rig they are very sad that it's going to another region of the Northern Rivers," Ms Eggins said.

"This is a protest against a government that won't listen and a mining company with no social license."



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