CSG protest targets company AGM

November 24, 2011
One hundred people rallied outside the AGM of coal seam gas company LNG on November 24. Photo: Jim McIlroy

“People are joining up to the Lock the Gate Alliance all over the country,”, Lock the Gate president Drew Hutton told a rally of about 100 outside Brisbane’s Sofitel Hotel on November 24.

The rally was called to protest at the annual general meeting of coal seam gas (CSG) company LNG Ltd. The company’s AGM took place inside the hotel.

Hutton said: “The Lock the Gate Alliance is now moving to ‘Block the Gate’. We are calling on groups all over Australia to blockade wherever CSG companies are setting up, against the wishes of the farmers and landholders.

“Our non-violent campaign will not take a step backwards. The first farmer to get arrested for refusing entrance to the CSG companies will be the beginning of the end of the CSG industry.”

LNG has plans for a new port facility in Gladstone to export gas from the NSW Northern Rivers region. Protesters travelled to Gladstone after the rally to protest against the LNG project there.

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