The Queensland Greens say that any incoming government following the state election should definitely review the environmental conditions on Gladstone's Western Basin Dredging project, so far Campbell Newman's vague statements are simply not strong enough.
A new Senate Inquiry into coal seam gas across Australia has been proposed by the Australian Greens spokesperson for mining, Senator Larissa Waters.
“The previous Senate Inquiry into coal seam gas only looked at the impacts of CSG in the Murray Darling Basin, but CSG is a problem everywhere,” Senator Waters said.
The Australian Greens are continuing the fight to protect Australia’s water resources from the risky coal seam gas industry, with a public inquiry on Senator Larissa Waters’ water bill held last night in Canberra.
The bill would allow the Federal Government to better protect surface and underground water from mining, including CSG, under national environment laws.