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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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.


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:


APPEA in spin overdrive on coal seam gas

17 Apr 2014

Figures released today from Australian Petroleum Production Exploration Association (APPEA) comparing Queensland and NSW on coal seam gas extraction and employment figures ignore the detrimental cost to Australia's environment and the climate by CSG mining, say the Australian Greens.


Greens motion on the Water Contamination Risks of CSG and Shale Gas Mining

19 Mar 2014

Greens' motion on maintaining funding for the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on CSG; and suspending CSG mining following the Santos uranium contamination incident.


Greens move to protect CSG science funding as report shows lack of research into impacts

18 Mar 2014

Following the release of The Australia Institute’s report ‘Fracking the Future’ today, the Australian Greens will lodge a Senate motion calling for a suspension of current coal seam gas projects and no new approvals, given recent contamination of water with uranium and asbestos from CSG.


Will Minister Marmion ignore WA Water Corporation warning in his thirst for fracking?

17 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens have called on WA Mines Minister Bill Marmion to honour his commitment to drink fracking fluid in light of the WA Water Corporation’s warning today that fracking risks drinking water across the state.


Our health and environment are too important to risk with CSG asbestos and uranium

14 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens have called for an end to coal seam and unconventional gas mining following reports today about asbestos contamination at Queensland CSG drill sites, after last week’s revelations about uranium contamination in New South Wales from CSG.


Larissa Waters sums-up debate on Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill

06 Mar 2014

I rise to make some concluding remarks about this bill. And I'm really proud of all my fellow Greens senators for the contributions that they've made, speaking on beha of the communities in their respective states, and the rights of those people to clean air, to clean water, to a healthy climate and to strong, united communities and to the right to continue to grow the food that we all rely upon, into the future.


Senate vote confirms Greens only party standing up for farmers against big mining

06 Mar 2014

The old parties have voted down the Greens’ bill to give landholders the right to say no to coal and gas, in the Senate today, confirming the Greens are the only party standing up for farmers against the big mining companies.


Brisbane Public Meeting: A Warming From Wyoming

23 Feb 2014 | 1:00 pm

Join Larissa Waters, John Fenton and speakers from Lock The Gate Alliance Inc to discuss fracking, its impacts and the campaign to protect our land and water.

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