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Published on Jul 4, 2011
Ian Hayllor of the Basin Sustainability Alliance spoke at the recent Property Rights Australia conference in Roma in June 2011.
These are excerpts from his presentation.
The Queensland Party is calling for a moratorium on this industry:
Queensland Party Leader, Aidan McLindon, has increased pressure on the Queensland Government to act and impose a moratorium on coal seam gas operations until the full health and environmental impacts of the process are known.
"The one thing the Labor Party keeps telling us is that we need to keep up with the rest of the world on environmental protection. Well, the rest of the world is halting coal seam gas mining. New York State has just extended its moratorium and mining operations in England have been stopped due to concerns that the underground fracking process is causing earthquakes," said Mr McLindon.
"This follows action by France and South Africa to also end this form of mining."
"Yet in Queensland, the Bligh Government has actually eased environmental standards and is allowing companies, such as British Gas, to have free reign on Queensland's farming land and private properties when its own country is tightening provisions."