This week’s mess in the Pilliga Forest of New South Wales, is the latest evidence of an extremely messy industry.

Communities remain divided over coal seam gas.  Especially in Queensland, where it’s splitting votes in the lead up to the state election.

A Newspoll published in The Australian last week found that two-thirds of voters were completely opposed to coal seam gas, with 35 per cent of people claiming that how the state chose to handle the issue would have direct impact on the way they vote in on March 24.

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  • Donald says:

    04:06pm | 08/01/13

    This is all wrong people , there is another way to extract methane . I have been a plumber for 30 years and discovered a way to transform a house into its own system of heating , cooking , hot water , 240 power and fuel your car , this… Read more »

  • Caroline Marriott says:

    12:26pm | 26/02/12

    The fact is there is alot of uncertainty about the industry. The greenhouse advantages are far from clear - largely due to leakage of methane -  and this continues to be hotly debated in academic and industry circles. Fracking has not been proven safe as many communities in the US… Read more »


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