24 November 2011 - Queenslanders won’t be fooled by a blatant attempt to buy their support for the runaway coal seam gas industry, Australian Greens mining spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters said today.
23 November 2011 - The latest October water test results from Queensland’s Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) indicate that dredging is linked to the two months of extreme turbidity spikes in Gladstone harbour.
The Queensland Greens have cautiously welcomed the establishment of a scientific committee to advise governments and the public on the impact of the coal seam gas and mining industries on our underground water resources.
The Queensland Greens say that news that marine disease has now spread to
prawns in Gladstone harbour confirms their worst fears regarding the seriousness of the ecosystem collapse occurring there and warned that failure to act swiftly would endanger the entire Queensland seafood industry.
The Queensland Greens say that LNP leader Campbell Newman’s latest announcement on csg is a betrayal of rural communities which leaves the main problems posed by the industry unresolved.
Dr Sandra Bayley, the Greens candidate for Ashgrove, admits it is a surprise that a conservative voice like Katter’s Australia Party aligns with the Greens, who have a really strong and established position on coal seam gas.
21 November 2011 - The Australian Greens today welcomed the Government's move to science-based policy regarding coal seam gas following its agreement with the Independents on the Mineral Resources Rent Tax, with a new $150 million committee to provide independent expert scientific advice on the long-term impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) mining.