Qld Andrew Fraser’s remarks on Coal Seam Gas neglect difficult detail

The Queensland Treasurer’s comments yesterday lauding coal seam gas as cleaner than coal take a very optimistic approach to the facts, according to the Queensland Greens.

‘This often-repeated claim about CSG being cleaner than coal refers only to the greenhouse gases emitted when the two fuels are burnt to create electricity, and even then some important clarification is required,’ said Queensland Greens spokesperson and candidate for Mt Coot-tha, Adam Stone.