CSIR…who? A closer look at recent research on coal seam gas environmental impacts

by Mark Ogge

A recent study claiming minimal impact of fracking on water and soil in Queensland’s Surat Basin is presented as CSIRO research, but is actually by an alliance dominated by gas companies. The study is based on a sample of just six wells, all chosen by Origin Energy. Its results say little about the other 19,000 wells in the state.

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