“Fracking puts lives and livelihoods at risk”, says Greens Senator and spokesperson for Mining and Resources Andrew Bartlett.
“The news about Santos’ new Arcadia Valley coal seam gas project is the result of Queensland Labor’s refusal to acknowledge this reality.
“Queensland Labor could follow the lead of their Victorian counterparts and ban fracking or they could allow Santos who’ve given them tens of thousands of dollars in political donations to put lives and livelihoods at risk.
“Fracking will see increased greenhouse gas emissions, fueling further dangerous climate change.
“The human and ecological impacts of climate change are already occurring, yet governments at a territory, state and federal level keep making policy decisions that will increase emissions.