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.
More anti-gas health claims have emerged this summer – but for those watching the industry over the past five years, they have a very familiar ring. The latest claims are published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies.
Another independent economic analysis has confirmed the strong contribution onshore shale gas development could contribute to the Northern Territory.
Amidst the headlines this week about forecast shortfalls in domestic gas supplies, there are some pointers from regulators and policymakers to the impacts that state-based moratoria on onshore gas exploration and development are having on supply availability.
In contrast to the claims of protesters, not everyone is opposed to fossil fuels. The majority of Australians rely on coal and gas-fired electricity to run their businesses, heat their homes and keep the lights on.