Comment on Cart before the horse on gas pipeline? by Naomi.
It would be interesting to know what Jemena means when they say, they will “bear any risk” with the project being pushed along.
What happens if they lay hundreds of kilometres of pipe and then realise they can’t proceed without impacting the rivers?
Will they call it off? Will they hope no one realises?
Will they do as other companies have done, and realise it’s cheaper to pay a fine for environmental damage then it is to have the project stalled or cancelled?
Surely the Minister could request that a clear plan and more information is provided BEFORE approval is considered. Surely our incredible NT rivers are worth it?
Recent Comments by Naomi
Developing gas in the Territory, as seen by an industry leader
After years of research the US EPA has proven that fracking unconventional shales has contaminated water.
It’s a shame we don’t have independent monitoring here in Australia.
One specific comment on a quote by Mr Close, who says: “Most of a well’s life cycle is spent in a production phase.”
Sorry mate, but the production phase can be as little as several years, up to a decade or two.
But that well stays there as a potential contamination pathway until the end of time.
Origin admitted at the formal hearing of the NT Fracking Inquiry in Darwin that their company takes no responsibility for what happens to those wells after they “plug and abandon” the well.
The liability stays with the local landholder, the Government and the local community.