GLOUCESTER locals have met with the chairman of AGL Jeremy Maycock in a bid to halt the company’s coal seam gas (CSG) operations in the valley.
Julie Lyford, Jenni O’Neill and Chris Sheed travelled to Melbourne to tell AGL shareholders their investment in CSG in the valley was a bad bet and would undermine vital food and tourism industries.
Mr Maycock met with the three personally and also responded to questions during the company’s AGM.
He said he expected the field of 330 wells proposed for the Gloucester region to make good economic sense. Mr Maycock said he was worried about impacts on the company’s reputation, but that it had to move forward.
- ABOUT 150 people participated ‘a quiet walk’ through the main street of Gloucester on Saturday.
Carrying signs, the protest moved along Church St and back to Billabong Park where speakers talked about the perceived threats posed by mining in the valley.
Numerous signs were erected in the park as part of the demonstration.