Submission on the Draft Final Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory: Greenhouse gas emissions

by Mark Ogge and Rod Campbell

The Draft Final Report of the Northern Territory Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturingeffectively recommends approval of unconventional gas development in the NorthernTerritory. It does this despite the huge potential climate change impacts of developing ashale gas industry, which this submission focuses on.

Development of onshore shale oil and gas fields in the Northern Territory could result in upto 34 billion tonnes of carbon emissions, equivalent to 60 times Australia’s total currentgreenhouse gas emissions, or 130 large coal power plants running for 40 years.

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