Anti-CSG group calls on Nationals to change policy

AN anti CSG group has called on the NSW National Party to change party policy and support a ban on coal seam gas (CSG) operations in the region at its party conference in Pokolbin on the weekend.

Gas Free Northern Rivers spokesperson Dean Draper said National Party members had recently indicated the party would heed the overwhelming message sent in the Northern Rivers at the recent state election and adopt a policy to deliver a gasfield free Northern Rivers, citing recent comments by MLC Ben Franklin and member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis.

"The Party Congress at the weekend is a prime opportunity for them to listen and act on community concerns with a ban on coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers of NSW," Mr Draper said.