Loophole in coal seam gas legislation

ABC radio - 08/04/2010

Two amazing interviews on Queenlsand Country Hour on 8/4/10 –  First a Dalby solicitor found that the government had failed to set any trigger levels for the impact of coal seam gas on the aquifers;  then suddenly (six years late!) the Minister announced they had set the trigger levels!   Listen to the audios, the reporter is excellent. . . .

A lawyer uncovers a legislative loophole that’s allowing coal seam gas companies to avoid their responsibilities to report how their activities are affecting underground water supplies.

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/qld/content/2010/04/s2867733.htm  (transcript)

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rural/qld/countryhour/audio_m1864687.mp3  (audio)

And then. . . .

Six years after the Petroleum and Gas Act was passed, the State Government has today announced trigger thresholds to apply to coal seam gas developments in the Surat basin.

 http://www.abc.net.au/rural/qld/content/2010/04/s2867780.htm  (transcript)

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rural/qld/countryhour/audio_m1864688.mp3 (audio)

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