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.
The GISERA-commissioned, CSIRO lead, social impact assessment into ‘Community wellbeing and local attitudes to coal seam gas development’ in Narrabri has been released.
If activists are genuinely worried about methane emissions, they ought to focus their attention on sheep and cattle – not coal-seam gas.
Despite the fact that the United States is the only developed nation in the world to reduce carbon emissions, activist groups such as Lock the Gate relish any opportunity to push out anti-fracking “information”.
“We will do whatever it takes,” an angry looking activist snarls to the camera. “I’d like to see some of them in jail,” says a protest leader, presumably referring to company executives. So begins the trailer for the latest activist anti-gas movie, ‘Sacrifice Zone’. Judging by the movie trailer, self-righteous law-breaking by the protest movement…
New research from the CSIRO has confirmed fugitive methane emissions from Australian coal seam gas well completions to be “virtually zero”.