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Labor should pull support for Shell and Arrow CSG Development deal

Shell and Arrow Energy have struck a deal without intervention from the Queensland government to push forward with the biggest coal seam gas development on the east coast.

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett said:

“The deal between Shell and Arrow Energy when combined have given tens of thousands of dollars to the Labor Party is yet another example of the corporate stranglehold over politics Queenslanders are sick of."

“Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk should pull Labor’s support for this project."

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CSG fugitive emissions: government must urgently fix shoddy under-counting of pollution

Responding to a damning new report from the Melbourne Energy Institute showing that the CSG industry has drastically under-estimated dangerous methane pollution from ‘fugitive’ emissions.  Information from Senate Estimates last week shows that the government has not funded crucial further research.  

Senator Larissa Waters, deputy leader of the Australian Greens and resources spokesperson said;

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Bank decision shows coal seam gas destroys property values

Commenting on reports that CommBank has refused to accept a property with CSG wells on as security for a bridging loan, Acting Greens Leader and Mining & Resources spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters said:

“We’ve known all along that fracking and CSG risks our land, water and the climate – now a major bank is admitting it also risks property values.

“This is the smoking gun the industry has been trying to deny for years – that CSG destroys property values.

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Barnaby caught napping on New England

Greens candidate for New England Mercurius Goldstein and Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon have commented on news that Santos is pushing ahead with CSG mining in the Liverpool Plains. 

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said “The Greens have stood with farmers on the Liverpool Plains from the beginning and we will continue to support them in their fight against CSG. I have worked with the community as a Greens MP and as a Senator. 

“Last year Santos donated $168,755 to the major parties, including $86000 to the Liberals and Nationals. 

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CSG water spill on Qld farmland shows threat to agriculture

With treated CSG wastewater flooding on to grazing land near Miles, the Australian Greens are repeating calls for no new CSG and for farmers' rights to say no to coal and gas.

"Again we are seeing what a risky industry CSG is and how it puts Queensland farmers and the regional communities they support at risk," Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, said.

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Senate Inquiry into Queensland recommends fracking ban, state ICAC and federal environmental approvals

The Australian Greens have secured recommendations against fracking and devolving federal environment protection in the Senate Inquiry report into the Queensland Government.

“Thanks to the Greens ensuring coal seam gas was part of the inquiry, the report recommends a ban on fracking, based on the alarming public evidence collected,” Senator Larissa Waters said.

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