Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the NSW Coalition Government’s in-principal agreement with Metgasco to buy back its three PELS covering the Northern Rivers.
“The community spoke very loudly and they have been heard. I congratulate my state Nationals colleagues, Chris Gulaptis, Geoff Provest and Thomas George, for delivering on their promise to keep our region free from CSG mining,” he said.
“The previous Labor Government handed out these CSG licences, The Nationals have now delivered on a CSG-Free Northern Rivers.”
““Since the election, the Coalition Government has reduced the area of NSW under CSG licences from 60 per cent under the previous Labor Government to less than 8 per cent.
The in-principal agreement is subject to ratification by Metgasco shareholders.
“I am sure shareholders will examine this proposal in good faith,” Mr Hogan said.