Heffernan calls for no-go farmland zones

The Land (and AFR) - 16.8.2011

LIBERAL senator Bill Heffernan has suggested prime farmland be set aside as “no go” areas for the coal seam gas industry, creating a new political headache for Opposition leader Tony Abbott.
But he told The Australian Financial Review “there were serious flaws with the whole approval process [for coal seam gas mining], which was set against a background of a lack of knowledge by departments and the CSIRO about its long-term effects on water aquifers”.


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