The Australia Institute made a submission to the Northern Territory Government’s consultation on Origin Energy’s Environment Management Plan for fracking petroleum wells in the Territory.
The NT Government accepted the NT Fracking Inquiry finding that greenhouse gas emissions from fracking must be fully offset. Yet the very first proposal to frack in the Territory contains does not propose to offset its 76,000 tonnes of emissions. Proponents Origin should be required to offset these emissions before approval is given. The NT Government should finalise offset arrangements before allowing any fracking.