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Curtain descends on ALG ‘comedy of errors’ over CSG in NSW

Peter Hannam writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (5.2.16):

‘For Julie Lyford and John Watts, news of AGL’s plan to scrap its entire coal seam gas plans and cop a pre-tax writedown of almost $800 million brought jubilation and relief. The two, along with many in the mid-north NSW town of Gloucester, had led an eight-year battle to prevent energy firms turning their lush valley into an industrialised lattice of coal seam wells and pipelines. …

‘Chief executive Andy Vesey … spent a chunk of his first year in charge trying to extricate AGL from an embarrassing folly that threatened permanent damage to a reputation built up over its 179 years.’

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