CSG Moratorium Rejected in Parliament

Both major political parties have rejected calls for a moratorium on new coal seam gas (CSG) projects.

Both major political parties have rejected calls for a moratorium on new coal seam gas (CSG) projects.

Queensland Independent MP Aidan McLindon told state Parliament there should be a halt on new gas projects until land access laws are changed, health risks are excluded and agricultural land is protected.

But Sustainability Minister Kate Jones says the moratorium is not taking into account the positive results CSG’s have.

"Part of our plan to have transitionary fuel in moving towards a low carbon economy," she said.

Today the Government rejected the motion from McLindon, with no argument from the Liberal National Party (LNP).
 

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