Monday, November 21, 2011

Coal seam gas may not help climate fight

Coal seam gas may not help climate fight:

The federal Minister for Energy, Martin Ferguson, is often criticised but he's right about this: the coal seam gas industry has grown too fast.

We have not done our homework before issuing approvals for this $50 billion-plus export industry - on the possible groundwater and land-use impact, on what to do with the millions of tonnes of salt left over, or the impact on Gladstone harbour and the Great Barrier Reef.

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