Coonabarabran locals put in a good show at Sunday’s gathering in Narrabri to reaffirm opposition to CSG mining. A recreation of last year’s iconic photo of the North West landholders and protest signs was taken showing that hundreds are still fighting to stop CSG in the Pilliga. The Coona group made up 10% of the total number that attended. If you want to add your voice to the opposition to CSG then contact Coonabarabran Residents Against CSG (CRAG).
Meanwhile Santos has quietly trucked in equipment (parked overnight in the Coonabarabran industrial area, not at the Primary School this time) that is used to repair faulty mine heads. Disappointing the Australian flag was raised over the equipment, reminiscent of American oil drilling culture. Protesters peacefully blocked their path for some time.