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Big Gas profits driving domestic price rises

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:

"Foreign-owned gas exporters are destroying our farmland, risking our groundwater and the Great Barrier Reef and are now making cost-of-living worse for Australians by driving up the price of gas.

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APPEA in spin overdrive on coal seam gas

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.

"APPEA crows about the number of Queensland farmers who have signed up for CSG on their land - omitting the key point that those landowners don't have the legal right to refuse this risky industry," Australian Greens environment spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters said.

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In Tony Abbott's world - Senator Larissa Waters' speech to the Brisbane March in March

Hi everyone, it’s so great to see so many of you here – give yourself a round of applause for having the heart, the guts and the determination to send a message to Tony Abbott. 

I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and their elders, past, present and future.

Of course, in Tony Abbott's world, traditional owners are all on income management, because he thinks they don't know how to manage their own money

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

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.

“When you have uranium and now asbestos potentially contaminating drinking water, this has got to be game over for the CSG industry,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, said.

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Anglo American pull out shows Abbot Point makes no sense economically or environmentally

Anglo American’s decision, to join BHP, Rio Tinto and Lend Lease in pulling out of the Abbot Point coal terminal, is further evidence the project is economically unviable as well as environmentally disastrous.

“With the coal price dropping, the Abbot Point coal port is becoming as toxic to investors as it is to the Great Barrier Reef itself,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.           

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Lend Lease pull out of Abbot Point shows project an economic white elephant

Lend Lease’s withdrawal from the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef is a win for the community and raises doubts over the project’s economic viability, say the Australian Greens.

“Companies are bailing on Abbot Point thick and fast,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.

“Lend Lease is just the latest, with BHP and Rio Tinto also getting out recently.

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