Anna Bligh poisoning Queenslanders
- $2 billion on the Toowoomba water recycling plant, now a white elephant
- $1.1 billion on another rusting desalination plant at Tugun
- $600 million on the failed Traveston Dam plan
- $450 million on the Traveston Crossing plan
- $350 million on Wyaralong Dam, not even connected to the grid
- $283.5 million on the health payroill debacle
- $112 million on Smart Card drivers licenses that aren’t smart
- $7 million a month in government advertising
- $450,000 rental bill for an empty State Government office in Los Angeles
Bligh’s Labor Mates in Canberra
Coal Seam Gas kills American cattle
“We know so little about the long term impacts on the health of wildlife and farm animals of this industry,” the network’s senior adviser Mariann Lloyd-Smith said in a statement.
.‘Centralia’, Pennsylvania (USA) and its 1000 residents the victims of a coal seam mine fire in 1962,which has been burning under the area ever since. The entire town was condemned in 1992 and only a few stragglers are left behind.
Coal Seam Gas poisons cattle in Pennsylvania
‘Premier Anna Bligh and Prime Minister Julia Gillard herald the ‘new gas age’ as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage plant opens Curtis Island off Gladstone in central Qld.’
Queensland Conservation Community (QCC) on Coal Seam Gas
- Impacts to over and under lying aquifers
- Extraction of substantial volumes of groundwater as part of the CSG extraction process is likely to have a significant impact on over and under lying aquifers, which are connected to coal measures from where gas is extracted.
- Independent scientific assessment must determine that potential impacts to adjacent aquifers can be avoided and managed before CSG projects are approved.
There is also a high risk of groundwater contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing, an industry process used to stimulate gas flows by using chemicals and applied at high pressures to fracture the coal seams.
- Independent scientific assessment must determine that inter aquifer contamination can be avoided and managed before CSG projects are approved
- Hydraulic fracturing must not occur until robust scientific assessment has demonstrated that groundwater contamination can be avoided.
- Impacts to springs and GDE’s must be avoided. Independent scientific assessment must determine that potential impacts to springs and GDE’s can be avoided and remediated if impacts do occur.
- Protecting springs should be achieved by establishing set back distances around springs where CSG activities are prohibited.
- Using CSG water for beneficial purposes
- CSG water used for a beneficial purpose must match the background environmental water quality conditions of areas where it is being used.
- Using waterways to distribute CSG water
- CSG water should not be allowed to enter or be introduced to waterways
- Creating useable and saleable products,
- Burying residual solid wastes on properties owned by CSG companies or
- By injecting the brine effluent into aquifers with a lesser water quality.
- Injection of brine effluent into aquifers should not be permitted
- Residual solid waste from CSG water treatment processes should only be disposed into registered hazardous substance landfill sites
- Avoiding good quality agricultural land
- CSG exploration and development must be prohibited on good quality agricultural lands
Under current legislative arrangements, the only tenure of land that is exempt from CSG exploration and development are National Parks. This means that important areas of High Ecological Significance outside of National Parks, such as wetlands, springs, biodiversity corridors and threatened ecological communities, can be degraded by CSG exploration
- CSG exploration and development must be prohibited in areas of HES such as wetlands, springs, biodiversity corridors and threatened ecological communities
- Strategic re-injection of CSG water Estimates indicate that up towards 350,000Ml of groundwater per year could be extracted from coal seams as part of the gas production process.
- Treated CSG water should be re-injected back into coal seams from where it has been extracted or into adjacent aquifers that have been affected by CSG operations
- Moratorium on CSG development
- moratorium should be placed on CSG development until scientific assessment can demonstrate that environmental impacts can be avoided and mitigated
Threats by Coal Seam Gas to Australia’s Artesian Basin
Bligh’s gas infatuation is killing Gladstone Harbour
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