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International scrutiny on Australia’s CSG industry

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Hearing mixed messages on coal seam gas? This documentary might help to explain why. Al Jazeera’s “A Risky Business” includes the stories of locals affected by CSG, including locals from Tara, QLD, who featured in GetUp’s 2011 campaign video “Don’t Risk CSG”. Check out Al Jazeera’s documentary here:

“A few years ago hardly anyone in Australia had even heard of coal seam gas, now the industry finds itself under intense public scrutiny as it plans to drill thousands of new gas wells a year – many of them under farms and rural communities in the middle of the nation’s agricultural heartland. Coal seam gas could make Australia an energy superpower, but at what price to the nation’s health, environment and land?”

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14th January 2013