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The best performing gas well in Queensland produces $1 million a day
- an average coal seam gas well is worth about $60,000 a day.
The gas industry likes to call it 'natural gas' - the public knows it as methane.
"Unconventional forms" of gas include shale oil, shale gas, coal seam
gas and tight gas and
typically require the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique known as ''fracking''
Hydraulic fracturing or "fracking"
is where a combination of
water, sand and chemicals is forced at high pressure down and across a coal
seam, fracturing the seam and creating fissures which release the gas for
extraction. Fracking has been linked to the poisoning of ground water and
damaging of aquifers.
In 2:45 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discusses
fracking and the importance of a strong regulatory structure for enforcing
environmental standards in the coal and gas industries - and the big rush by the
gas industry to avoid and/or change any law which gets in their way.
There has not been a global social issue
uniting people from all walks of life since the Vietnam war. History doesn't
look kindly on greedy, unethical individuals.
Lock The Gate, the Director-General & ICAC
18 November 2013 An extraordinary tweeter
exchange between Lock The Gate and the Director-General of NSW Planning and
Infrastructure, including letters from ICAC concerning the
NSW Planning Bill 2013
Francis backs fracking opponents
November 16, 2013 - During a meeting with
Argentineans to discuss fracking and water
contamination, Pope Francis was photographed
holding two T shirts today - translating from
Spanish" "NO FRACKING" and "WATER IS MORE
PRECIOUS THAN GOLD"
"Water is worth more than gold"
Pope Francis said that he was preparing an encyclical - a letter addressing a
part of Catholic doctrine - about nature, humans and