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.
People in New South Wales are being comprehensively misled by activists hell-bent on stopping a badly needed natural gas development at Narrabri, in the State’s north-west.
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.
A common cry from anti-industry activist groups is that the human health impacts of unconventional gas development are not known, a claim that then becomes a proxy for why industry development should not be allowed to proceed.