The Northern Territory Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing is scheduled to deliver its final report by the end of March. One of the key issues the Inquiry is considering is whether or not fracking will harm water resources.
Anyone trying to tell you USA natural gas is a ‘failure” or part of a “worldwide horror story” is genuinely misguided – or has possibly spent too much time reading activist blogs.
The Australia Institute has again exposed itself as a blatant exponent of environmental dogma in its latest publication – a submission to the Scientific inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory.
A thorough scientific study of hydraulic fracturing has found it poses little risk to the Northern Territory environment. This is no surprise – it is the second major study to come to the same conclusion in the NT in the past few years and the latest in a strong of a dozen or so conducted around the country.
While it isn’t the final word from the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory, the draft report is certainly a welcome indication of the results to come – that the risks associated with onshore natural gas development and fracking can be managed with effective regulation in place.
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.
There has been a flurry of activity on social media this week trying to accuse gas pipeline survey workers of trespass and suggesting police were considering arresting them.
Activists often try to frighten people with their talk of ‘ecological catastrophe’ and the ‘industrial wasteland’ supposedly created by natural gas drilling.