Santos has made its final submission to the Northern Territory’s scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing outlining that it could create more than 2,300 jobs if it is allowed to develop its onshore gas tenements in the Northern Territory.
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.
Multi-million-dollar protest group Lock The Gate has finally succumbed to pressure and apologised to Origin Energy for its “scandalous allegations” of conspiracy with the NT Government and independent inquiry into hydraulic fracturing.
A fortnight after posting them, anti-gas protest group Lock The Gate has belatedly relented and removed offending ‘conspiracy’ allegations from its website.
Anti-gas activist group Lock The Gate has been forced into a humiliating apology over its “scandalous” attack on the Northern Territory Government and its independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing.
Activists like to try to portray resource companies as bullies – despite the ongoing evidence that they themselves are commonly the source of vitriolic attacks.
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.