GAS. THE COST IS ALREADY TOO HIGH.
Four More Reasons Why the Cost is Too High
- For every 10 jobs created in coal seam gas (CSG), 18 jobs are lost in agriculture
- Over 120 farm water bores in Queensland have already run dry because of coal seam gas
- Direct loss of farmland for CSG results in farmers losing up to 10% in economic returns
- More than $2 billion in public funds have been allocated to the gas industry in the last financial year
Communities protecting their homes
A coal seam gasfield in Qld
- For the volume of water used in fracked gas wells see the Cooper Basin Geological and Bioregional Assessment: Stage 2 Baseline Synthesis Report, p 154
- For the volume of chemicals used in fracked gas wells see information from the National Toxics Network and the Report on Natural Gas Production in the New York City Water Supply
- For the contribution of gas to Australian emissions see the Grattan Institute report ‘Flame Out: The Future of Natural Gas’
- For the number of jobs lost in agriculture from CSG see the review by the Office of the Chief Economist
- For the number of water bores affected by CSG in Queensland see the Surat Basin Underground Water Impact Report by the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment
- For direct loss of farmland see paper by Marinoni, O., and Navarro Garcia, J. 2016 in Land Use Policy 59 (2016), pp 351 – 365.
- For public funds allocated to the gas industry in the last 12 months see the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility report p15
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