@ Chandra: Contrary to your claim horizontal hydraulic fracturing …

Comment on Generous Giles? Not. by Bruce Francais.

@ Chandra: Contrary to your claim horizontal hydraulic fracturing is not an old safe mining process.
It was first used in the US in the mid 1990s and then in Australia in 2011.
Many overseas countries have banned it because of the risks involved.
With respect to radical fringe groups riding roughshod over an incoming Labor Government to inflict damage on an industry, the present administration is riding roughshod over Territorians to support the onshore gas mining industry. With the vast majority of citizens in the NT being opposed to fracking, I hardly think you could call it a fringe group.

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Fracking moratorium lift welcomed by Opposition
Gary Higgins is showing his true colours.
Several months ago he convened a forum in Katherine. Despite it being very well advertised only four people turned up, one of whom is a Country Liberal stalwart.
Gary made it clear that he was aware that the vast majority of his constituents were opposed to fracking and that although he personally supported fracking he would always support his constituents.
I wrote to Gary asking him to confirmn this in writing but I received no repy.
A month ago Gary put forward a motion in Parliament calling for the immediate lifting of the moratorium.
The motion was defeated when all Labor MLAs voted against it.
Gary is now openly abandoning his constituents.


Town council’s unanimous ‘no’ to fracking
It’s a pity the Katherine Town Council won’t do the same.


Ailing economy needs on-shore gas, says Opposition
Mr Higgins. At a recent forum in Katherine you stated that you would always vote in accordance with the wishes of your constituents.
When you were informed that the Member for Katherine Sandra Nelson would abstain from voting on the fracking issue because her view conflicted with that of the Labor Party, you desribed that as a chickenshit way out.
I understand that the majority of the constituents of your electorate are opposed to fracking but it seems that you are going to vote in support of lifting the moratorium.
How would you describe this action of yours? Is it not a betrayal of your constitients?


Let the gas flow, says Nigel Scullion
Senator Scullion (Let the gas flow) has a bit of a hide telling Territorians to listen to him and tell Chief Minister Gunner to end his ill thought out moratorium on fracking.
A media reach poll conducted by the NT News reveals that 51% of Territorians support the ban while 28% oppose it and 21% offered no opinion, with support for the ban being highest in Alice Springs, Palmerston and rural areas.
Nigel should start listening to his constituents if he wishes to serve another term in office.


Minister Vowles ‘sucks up’ to fracking bosses
Re Minister Vowles “sucking up” to fracking bosses and ignoring agriculture and fishing.
Minister Vowles clearly has conflicting ministerial portfoios.


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