Tag Archives: fracking

Fracking well ‘unstable’

Origin’s joint venture business partner Falcon Oil and Gas released a statement overnight admitting “operational challenges”. The NT public deserves more than the scant detail and industry-speak, writes Graeme Sawyer of the NT Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »

‘Sneaky’ Christmas present from Environment Minister

 

 

 

We condemn the sneaky – but not surprising – decision by NT Environment Minister Eva Lawler  (pictured) to sign off on Origin Energy’s Beetaloo Basin fracking plans just two days before Christmas, writes Dan Robins of the Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »

Gunner’s gas offset policy ‘flimsy’

 

 

The Chief Minister is attempting to avoid scrutiny by releasing this contentious policy, which lacks critical detail, on a Friday close to the Christmas holidays, writes Lauren Mellor (pictured) of the Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »

Unchecked fracking may create salty wasteland

 

 

 

Lake Woods, Roper, Hodgson, McArthur and Daly river catchments at risk as “Gunner government is ignoring perhaps the most important piece of the Pepper Inquiry,” writes Graeme Sawyer, of the Protect Country Alliance. FULL STORY »

The Territory: It’s a gas!

 

A gas bonanza expected following the lifting of the fracking moratorium, says NT Resources Minister Paul Kirby in a duet with his Federal counterpart, Matt Canavan.

 

UPDATE 10.35am: Protect Country Alliance spokesperson Graeme Sawyers says the NT should follow the UK’s lead placing an unlimited moratorium on fracking “after the latest in a series of fracking-linked earthquakes”. FULL STORY »

Fracking elephant in room of NTG climate response

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

It also needs a legislative framework to have legs, strategies and implementation plans to bring down greenhouse emissions, and adaptation measures addressing, among others, water and food security. The response has got none of these, writes Estelle Roberts.  FULL STORY »

Lame duck MLA, says Katherine voter

 

 

Shameful behaviour by the former Member for Katherine Willem Westra van Holthe and the poor performance of the Giles administration contributed to the Labor victory in Katherine, as also did the fact that Sandra Nelson (at left) stood on an anti-fracking platform and received preferences from another anti-fracking candidate. But Labor will lose Katherine, writes Bruce Francais (at right). FULL STORY »

Gas fracked in NT could double nation’s emissions

Fracking the NT’s gas reserves could contribute about 600 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year if industry projections play out. Australia’s total domestic emissions for the most recent year – the highest ever recorded – were 560 million tonnes., writes the Lock the Gate Alliance. FULL STORY »

Fracking foes to take protest to Origin meeting

Many Native Title holders were never consulted by Origin at all, even though they have a legal obligation to talk to them. And the meeting takes place amidst concerns by pastoralists on stations where Origin have begun civil works last month, write Ray Dimakarri Dixon, Daniel Tapp and Marylou Potts. FULL STORY »

NT Government’s climate response compromised by fracking


 
Just ahead of the global day of action tomorrow pushing for much stronger responses to the climate crisis, the NT Government today released its draft “Climate Change Response”, asking for public feedback. The contribution to emissions of fracking, which is going ahead without an offsets policy in place, is all but ignored in the response. FULL STORY »