This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in...
Gas exploration is being undertaken in the Wide Bay Burnett region. This report argues that development of gasfields would present a risk to the region’s diverse services, tourism, agricultural and manufacturing economies.
This report examines the fundamental conflict of interest that underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.
Earthquakes attributable to human activities are called 'induced seismic events' or 'induced earthquakes.' In the past several years induced seismic events related to energy development projects have drawn heightened public attention.Although only a very small fraction of injection and extraction activities at hundreds of thousands...
This inquiry final report contains 135 recommendations to reduce the identified risks associated with any development of any onshore shale gas industry in the Northern Territory to acceptable levels.
The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory – part two: major risks and conclusion
In September 2016, the Northern Territory Government announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of onshore unconventional reservoirs, including the use of hydraulic fracturing for exploration, extraction and production. This was followed by the announcement of an independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore...
The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory – part one: methodology and summary of findings
The development and regulation of any onshore unconventional gas industry is an equally contentious matter in the Northern Territory. Three Territory governments have commissioned reviews and inquiries into the onshore unconventional petroleum industry to identify, address and alleviate community concerns in this regard.
Submission on the Draft Final Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory: greenhouse gas emissions
The Draft Final Report of the Northern Territory Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing effectively recommends approval of unconventional gas development in the NorthernTerritory. It does this despite the huge potential climate change impacts of developing a shale gas industry, which this submission focuses on.
The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory has released this draft Final Report, which details the Inquiry’s draft recommendations that would mitigate risks the Inquiry has identified in regards to the potential of hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.