By 2030 methane gas leaking from Queensland’s coal mines and gas fields will be the biggest source of emissions in Queensland. And what’s worse - these super emitters are getting away with it.
By 2030 the mining of coal and gas will be creating more emissions in Queensland than agriculture, manufacturing or electricity. And while every other sector is making efforts to reduce emissions, the big mining companies are blowing Queensland’s emissions budget and doing nothing about it.
Will you sign our petition calling for urgent action from the Queensland government on leaking methane gas from gas fields and coal mines? We need to show the Queensland government that they have an urgent responsibility to hold mining companies to account.
Dear Environment Minister Leanne Linard,
The Queensland government needs to act urgently to measure and control coal and gas mine methane - which is a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Allowing coal and has mine methane to continue to increase, with new mine approvals and mine expansions will mean Queensland will have no chance of reaching its climate targets. Climate damage places homes, livelihoods and communities at risk.
The Queensland government should:
- Stop approving new coal and gas mines - this only adds to the problem.
- Close the gassiest mines
- Require strict measurement and abatement measures for existing coal and gas mines