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Statement to the CSG rally at the APPEA conference in Brisbane

I am so glad that all of you have taken the time to be here today, and if the Australian Senate wasn't sitting, I would be with you as well.

I have been a Senator for just over a year, and in that time I have met and spoken with hundreds of people who have selflessly devoted their time, their hard work and their passion to this cause, just like you.

The truth is, Australian communities in the bush, and the city, are really concerned about coal seam gas and worried that it's a danger to our water and our land.

And the truth is, you're not wrong.

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APPEA caught out on CSG spin

Coal seam gas has never been proven safe for the long-term future of groundwater resources and the Australian Petroleum Producers and Exploration Association (APPEA) must correct its $2.5 million spin campaign immediately, the Australian Greens said today.

“Scientists have not yet been able to establish the long-term safety of CSG drilling and fracking on our groundwater resources. Any statement to the contrary is completely false,” Australian Greens mining spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters, said.

“I refer APPEA to the following statement from CSIRO, which reads;

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Coal seam gas worse for the climate than expected


The pollution from coal seam gas mining that drives global warming is likely to be at least double the current estimated levels, according to a new study released today by The Australia Institute.


This new information undermines the industry's claims to be a clean energy source and a transition fuel, and emphasises the need for Australia to move to established clean and renewable energy sources instead, such as wind and solar, which are already beginning to outcompete fossil fuels on pure economic grounds.


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New CSG water impacts research too little too late

The Australian Greens welcome today’s modelling of the cumulative water impacts of coal seam gas in the Surat Basin, but say the Queensland and Australian Governments should not have issued approvals for CSG before this and other comprehensive scientific research has been done.

The Draft Underground Water Impact Report released by the Queensland Water Commission predicts some bores in Queensland’s best food-producing land will drop up to 150m and take at least the rest of the century to recover by 50 per cent.

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Greens call on APPEA to talk honestly with farmers

The Australian Greens are calling for an open and genuine dialogue between the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and the National Farmers Federation, to ensure that farmers’ legitimate concerns regarding coal seam gas are addressed.

“APPEA’s attempts to sidestep the groundswell of farming communities opposed to coal seam gas simply highlight how effective the Lock the Gate movement is,” Australian Greens spokesperson for mining, Senator Larissa Waters said today.

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