Resources, Mining & CSG

The Australian Greens want a strong and diverse economy that sets us up for the long term and does not undermine our environment and the wellbeing of our communities.

The Greens want our future energy needs to be met using renewable energy. Continued reliance on polluting fossil fuels such coal and coal seam gas is destroying our environment, risking our food security, skewing the economy and affecting local communities.

Senior Treasury officials have refuted industry spin about job creation and the claims that the benefits of the mining boom are universal.

The Greens are taking action in the community and in the Parliament with bills to strengthen our national laws to protect our precious water resources, farmland, rural communities and environment from the impacts of rapacious mining.

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Senate Estimates: Analysis of risks to groundwater from CSG or shale is inadequate or non-existent

27 Feb 2015

Our chemicals regulator is only now starting to understand the risks posed to health and surface water by fracking chemicals. In fact they're not even studying the risks to underground aquifers or from shale gas. You'd think that'd stop the government, but disgracefully they've been handing out approvals like candy for years.

 

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Senate Estimates: Threats to groundwater – fracking chemicals and coal

23 Feb 2015

Senator Larissa Waters questions the Department of Environment about  who is studying the impacts of fracking chemicals on groundwater aquifers.

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Expert groundwater concerns show need to stop Qld CSG expansion

20 Feb 2015

The leaked Independent Expert Scientific Committee report on the Santos Gladstone LNG expansion proposal shows CSG expansion needs to stop in Queensland.

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Speech: Maules Creek Coalmine

09 Feb 2015

Lee gives a speech to the Senate on the Maules Creek Coal Mine.

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Comments on Nature report showing 95% of Australia's coal must stay in the ground

08 Jan 2015

On new research published by Nature showing stating 95% of Australia’s coal reserves are unburnable by 2050 if the world is to have a 50% chance of avoiding global warming in excess of 2 degrees Celsius. 

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Senator Larissa Waters comments on the Newman Government's ResourcesQ

28 Nov 2014

Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, comments on the Newman Government's ResourcesQ announcement today: 

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Radioactive material in CSG shows need for public disclosure and for landholders to have right to say no

24 Nov 2014

Following revelations that radioactive material is being used at CSG drilling sites in NSW and Qld, the Greens will move a motion in the federal Senate calling for disclosure of proposed use of radioactive materials in environmental impact statements.

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Greens to safeguard Victoria against inevitable failure of coal power

20 Nov 2014

The Greens are warning Victoria will suffer devastating job losses and hits to the local economy if a plan to phase out the dirtiest power stations isn't put in place before they fail.

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Why Does the Future Fund Invest in Fossil Fuels? Part 2

20 Nov 2014

Senator Waters asks Future Fund Chair Peter Costello about divestment from fossil fuels. part 2

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