Tuesday, 4 November 2014
NSW National Party invites coal seam/tight gas miner Metgasco Limited's managing director to its Tweed 2014 Christmas Party
Tweed Daily News 1 November 2014:
METGASCO is coming to the Tweed – but only for one night.
Peter Henderson, the controversial managing director of the CSG company that wants to mine near Lismore, will be the guest speaker at the Murwillumbah branch of the National Party’s Christmas dinner on November 26.
Mr Henderson will speak about why the Tweed’s topography made CSG mining in the region unviable, according to National Party member and Tweed Shire councillor Phil Youngblutt.
Cr Youngblutt said he extended the invitation to Mr Henderson after he got in touch with him to endorse his reported comments made in the council that CSG was not a threat to the Tweed.
The dinner at Greenhills Reception Lounge is open to the public. Inquiries to Maureen Coleman on 0427 465 519.
While it has long been obvious that the National Party supports coal seam/tight/unconventional gas mining, one has to wonder why it is that Metgasco's managing director has decided to speak on this particular subject when it was the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council not Metgasco which had made an application for a special prospecting authority (which it later withdrew) and, it is Dart Energy which has an exploration licence which takes in a small part of the Tweed local government area.