CSG co, anti-CSG group have stalls

A CSG company and an anti-CSG group each have stalls at the Grafton show.

Metgasco

Key people: CEO Peter Henderson (pictured), GM Exploration Peter Stanmore, Operations Manager Aidan Stewart

Goals: To communicate the track record of Metgasco and that the CSG industry is well understood, safe, highly regulated and will add significant value to the Grafton economy. The coal-seam gas industry is low impact, utilises a small amount of space .

Financial backing: Australian-owned (other financial details not supplied)

Strengths: No examples in Australia of aquifer contamination as a result of operations; will create hundreds of full-time local jobs in region.

Showbags/stall goodies: Metgasco brochure, info about CSG, an explanation of how drilling works and how aquifers are protected through steel and concrete casing.

CVAACSG

Clarence Valley Alliance Against Coal Seam Gas

Key People: Co-ordinators Seanine Cooper, Janet Cavanaugh, Denise Deane - plus a core group of 10

Goals: To educate the public and overcome industry spin doctoring and ultimately prevent CSG mining. Several sub-groups from Valley, including CWA, are part of the Alliance. Aim to prove CSG mining (not conventional gas) is a new industry with an appalling track record of contamination in Qld and US. It is not safe which is why CSG refugees in Qld have to move.

Financial backing: Donations and fundraising.

Strengths: Group is united not by greed but by a need to keep this part of the world free of gas and chemical contamination.

Showbags/stall goodies: Merchandise, free info, colouring in for kids, sign-up sheets.



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