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‘Environment, land values and lack of info’

Police move protesters back along The Avenue as they close the road around the Glenugie CSG site. Photos: Adam Hourigan
Police move protesters back along The Avenue as they close the road around the Glenugie CSG site. Photos: Adam Hourigan

CONCERNS for the environment, property values and the lack of public information pushed Pillar Valley residents to yesterday's coal seam gas blockade in Glenugie.

Brad McNaught recently moved from Dubbo with his family to a fruit tree farm in the Pillar Valley to improve their lifestyle.

But they were shocked to learn they were living just kilometres from the Metgasco CSG site at Glenugie.

He took the day off and brought his family to the protest, he said.

"I saved all my life to get this lifestyle, now it looks like the property value could be halved," he said.

One of the problems he faces is a lack of information about exactly what is occurring at the site, and he was also concerned for watercourses where his children swim.

Topics:  csg, glenugie, metgasco




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