We’ve seen it all before, when the Sydney Morning Herald ignored the facts to promote a green group’s propaganda. We’ve also seen how the Kangaroo Island Council spreads misinformation and how the SA Greens attempt to misinform Parliament and the Community.
Does the Northern Territory scientific inquiry into fracking know what it is talking about? For that matter, does the Commonwealth Chief Scientist, or the New South Wales Chief Scientist, or the CSIRO? The answer is obviously ‘yes’, in each instance.
Last month we reported the positive draft finding of the scientific inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory. The inquiry made a number of recommendations about regulations and initiatives to protect land and water, but its over-arching conclusion was that the ‘fracking’ risks were manageable, and with good regulation, in some cases could be eliminated altogether.
China is heading towards what will likely be an unwelcome status as the world’s biggest creator of carbon emissions. But Australia is doing its bit to help reduce the impact of its urbanisation and industrial growth in the country with the world’s biggest population and second biggest economy (after the USA).
Recent data released by Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), operated by Origin Energy, has shown the flow of gas from the Condamine River seeps has fallen considerably to the lowest levels recorded.
Studies release today from the CSIRO and the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) confirm that the use of chemicals in the coal seam gas (CSG) industry pose little risk to industry workers, the community or the environment.
Wholesale electricity prices have been falling in South Australia – a state previously burdened with the highest prices in the world.
While most West Australians have come to terms that their Government is running a second inquiry into hydraulic fracturing – all at the taxpayers’ expense mind you – we were surprised to see that many of the issues and concerns raised in the Government’s Issues Paper have already been detailed in several previous scientific reports and inquiries.