NT gives the go-ahead for gas fracking

Original article by Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 18-Apr-18

Santos and Origin Energy have advised that they will resume gas exploration in the Northern Territory after Chief Minister Michael Gunner agreed to scrap a ban on hydraulic fracturing. However, fracking will still be prohibited within 49 per cent of the Northern Territory, while individuals and groups will be able to oppose any applications for exploration or production licences. A government-commissioned inquiry recently concluded that the environmental risks of fracking can be mitigated.

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SANTOS LIMITED – ASX STO, ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX ORG, JEMENA LIMITED, NORTHERN TERRITORY. DEPT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE, GREENPEACE

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