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Flood report a trickle, not a banker
Erwin, the FMAC is made up of volunteers who nominated and were appointed to advise the NT government. The report is the advice. It is now up to the NTG to act on the report.


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30 scientists say no to fracking in the NT
@ Andrew: He is associated with the Norwood Resource, a pro-gas industry “education” charity. The people who oppose fracking have nothing to gain except clean air, water and a safe climate. Gas lobbyists have become the loudest voices in closing off coal as they hope to portray gas as a cleaner fuel.
It may be, if it didn’t leak and escape into the atmosphere. Reality is that we have to stop all fossil fuel pollution by mid century or we risk permanent damage to the climate system.
East coast supply issues are about gas companies selling our gas cheaper to Asia than they do to us.
The supply issue is the result of gas export contracts and the same people who manufactured that is also trying to make the solution from coal to gas in the Pedirka basin. Potentially killing national heritage listed Dalhousie hot springs
Fracking is dangerous and polluting. It has made many oil and gas barons rich in the states but risked water, communities and seismic safety.
Our farming and tourist industries are more important than the gas fracking industry. We have abundant sun and we should focus on solar.
It is well known that we can’t exploit our known reserves of fossil fuels without blowing the global carbon budget, let alone finding and developing new ones.
Let’s hope the NT Government makes a sensible decision to extend the moratorium indefinitely.


Let’s have an Australia Day when we are ready for it
@ Local1: Factually incorrect. The vitriol on Monday night was largely coming from supporters of Cr Price where a fellow Councillor was threatened with violence for reading a statement of unity and reconciliation from the Arrernte women.
Appalling behaviour considering these people attended in response to a Facebook callout for support by Cr Price herself.
In regards to your opinion, if you can’t speak out without a pseudonym, then your opinion has a lot less weight in my opinion, especially when peddling mistruths.


Councillor fumes over power station job losses
@ Steve: But weren’t you part of the initial front page announcement about how wonderful this was all going to be at the start of last year?
Good to see you standing up for the workers now! Giles and co were aware of this proposal back then.
We need local control of our power assets and local jobs.
Many more jobs per MW in solar than in remote controlled gas fired stations.
That’s why we’re pushing for a sun powered future, as opposed to one dependent on fracked gas.


Fracked gas our only hope: Northern Institute professor
I thought you believed in climate change Rolf?! Shame to see you out there plugging away for the gas companies.
These “gas boys” must be making some big funding promises for academic institutions among others should the moratorium be lifted.
Got the Northern Institute some press and no doubt on the radar of the gas lobby.
We have other income generating sources like tourism, pastoralism, education, health and mining, not to mention the medium to long term savings from investing in renewables and local production of food.
Methane is not the answer to the most disruptive trend that is climate change.
We will need plenty of clean and trustworthy water sources to manage the impact of a warmer world locally. Fracking for gas screws us both ways.


Milk and honey or fracking battle field?
@ Harold: You obviously haven’t read the articles that I posted for your benefit in response to another post – the Compendium of Concerned Scientists report on the reported risks of fracking http://concernedhealthny.org/compendium/ and the Urgent Case for a ban on fracking http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/insight/urgent-case-ban-fracking
If you had indeed read the science and objectively sourced documentation related to the process of fracking – you wouldn’t be spouting your belief that the process is safe.
You would instead concur with the body of evidence and increasing scientific knowledge that suggest that fracking is not worth the risk.
To do otherwise is ideologically driven, in support of the fossil fuel companies, and most definitely not based in fact.


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