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Call for moratorium on coal seam gas mining

The Australian Greens have welcomed Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett's request for further information on the groundwater and Great Barrier Reef impacts of proposed Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) projects. However, Minister Garrett's assessment is limited to impacts on threatened species.

Without a trigger in our federal environment laws, the full impacts of CSG mining on farmland, groundwater and climate change cannot be assessed. The laws are inadequate to have the full impacts comprehensively assessed.

Read more on the Australian Greens website.

To help protect the Darling Downs environment, you can write to Peter Garrett, asking him to stop coal seam gas mining and exploration until adequate environmental assessment and protection measures are in place.


Check out these YouTube videos about the Greens' campaign against coal seam gas:

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