10,000 signatures against CSG to be lodged in Parliament
MURWILLUMBAH residents are part of a formal petition of over 10, 000 signatures from Northern Rivers residents being read to the NSW parliament tomorrow asking for the cancellation of all existing unconventional gas exploration licenses in the region.
In the past two years there have been massive rallies, marches, blockades, numerous arrests and an unprecedented community opposition to CSG throughout the region.
Last October, thousands rallied at the Murwillumbah Showground for the Rock the Gate rally, headed by Lock the Gate Tweed's Michael McNamara.
"The Northern Rivers region is united against this industry," Lock the Gate Northern Rivers spokesman Ian Gillard said.
"Farmers, business people and residents from all walks of life have united because we can all see how dangerous this industry is to our water, our rural lifestyle and our biodiversity."
"The people of this region will do what it takes to protect themselves from the gas invasion, but with this petition we are giving the government a chance to respect local democracy and do the right thing by the region."