Resources, Mining & CSG, Coal Seam Gas

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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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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Greens congratulate Douglas Shire on CSG ban

05 Nov 2014

The Australian Greens congratulate the Douglas Shire Council for becoming a Lock the Gate supportive shire and opposing coal seam gas.  

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Greens Senator shines a light on western Victoria’s community campaign against unconventional gas in the federal Parliament

30 Oct 2014

Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, has raised the expansion of unconventional gas in western Victoria as a Matter of Public Importance in the federal Senate.

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Greens stand up for Victorian farmers and communities against unconventional gas

09 Oct 2014

Victorian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale was today joined on a tour of Western Victoria by Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters, who spoke of Queensland's devastating experience in the fight against unconventional gas and announced the Greens' new bill to give landholders the right to say no. The tour will include stops in Hamilton, Portland, Colac, Warrnambool and Heywood over the next two days.

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Greens secure agreement with PUP to save federal environment protections from Tony Abbott’s one-stop shop and a Senate investigation into Newman and Bligh governments’ environment attacks

30 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens are proud to have secured an agreement with the Palmer United Party to block Tony Abbott's plan to hand federal approval powers over to state governments and to have improved the Senate Inquiry into Queensland so that it can investigate environmental attacks of both the Newman and Bligh governments.

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Big Gas profits driving domestic price rises

24 Apr 2014

Commenting on reports today that gas bills are set to increase as LNG exports through Queensland ramp up, Senator Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for mining said:

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