Queensland Gas Corporation (QGC) is seeking to have the Queensland Government water down environmental approvals for the disposal of contaminated coal seam gas (CSG) water and to build more evaporation ponds to increase its brine storage.
In fact, they are seeking Queensland Government approval to amend their environmental authority (EA) to allow them to dispose of more CSG water into the Murray Darling Basin at Wieambilla Creek, near Chinchilla.
Veteran wildlife campaigner Bob Irwin reckons his late famous son would have been proud of his arrest at a coal seam gas (CSG) protest in Queensland.
Mr Irwin has been charged with ignoring police orders to remove himself from a road blockade aimed at stopping the construction of a 16-kilomtre gas pipeline in the state's south.
Queensland Gas Company (QGC) has again been called to explain its actions after another landholder has accused the mining company of breaching its access agreement. Six Degrees spokesperson and Friends of the Earth campaigner Drew Hutton said lawyers for landowner Bryce Keating had complained that QGC had breached its agreement by clearing vegetation for a road wider than the 20 metres stated in their contract. Despite the challenge, QGC had resumed construction activities on the private land, raising the question of whether mining companies should be able to access private land when the terms of the access agreement were challenged.