Channel Country Gas Impacts

Published: September 06, 2021

The rivers of the Kati Thanda/Lake Eyre Basin in Queensland are some of the last free-flowing desert rivers on earth. 

They have extraordinary cultural significance for First Nations peoples who have cared for these landscapes for thousands and thousands of years.

At the last two elections, the Queensland Government promised to protect the mighty floodplains of the Channel Country in the Lake Eyre Basin.

But they haven’t delivered, and now Origin Energy have applied to frack for gas across 11 leases covering over 225,000 hectares of land.  

Read and download our fact sheets on Channel Country Gas Impacts here:

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The rivers and floodplains of the Lake Eyre Basin harbour unique plants and animals that require flooding and undisturbed water flows to survive.  The chemical free beef industry in the region depends on the floodplains and the incredible natural cycles that sustain them.

But fracking puts at risk the future of the rivers and floodplains. Fracking gasfields involve thousands of gas wells, roads and pipelines and vast numbers of vehicle movements, they require billions of litres of water, use vast amounts of chemicals and produce substantial volumes of waste. 

It is an industry that would spread out across these unique floodplains and change them forever. 

Read and download our fact sheets on Channel Country Gas Impacts here:

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