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Conscientious citizens win against mining company

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11:19 pm
March 30, 2013


cindy

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Incredible people in the Northern Rivers of NSW did more than raise awareness
through the arts, they changed their future. View this inspiring video :  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..XM2NGB0jhI

 

Proof that these conscientious citizens actually changed the path of a big
corporates can be seen in this fantastic infographic :

http://aidanricketts.com/wp-co…..-SLIDE.jpg

 

Here is the heartwarming story …

 

Members of the Northern Rivers community contacted students at ANU in
2011. At that time ANU was the 12 largest shareholder in Metgasco. ANU
Environment Collective launched a campaign was for ANU to divest. The campaign
worked. In Nov 2011 Vice Chancellor Ian Young announced the decision to do so.
ANU's last shares were sold in February :

http://www.northernstar.com.au…..o/1770383/. 

 

Soon after Metgasco was removed from the All Ords as their price dropped to 9
cents down from its peak of $1.50 http://www.northernstar.com.au…..n/1781315/

 

On 13 March, Metgasco announced that it was withdrawing from the areahttp://www.northernstar.com.au…..s/1791076/. Apparently this
was because of the 'uncertain regulatory environment'. Locals claimed the win as
their own and the history of the campaign was published in their local paper

http://www.northernstar.com.au…..l/1794550/

 

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