There is significant public interest in the assessment and decision making around gas activities in
Queensland, not only from the landholders and First Nations impacted by the activities directly, but
also the many members of the public concerned with the impacts to ground and surface water,
agricultural land and climate change through both direct and fugitive emissions from this industry.
In contrast to the significant public interest in gas activities, EDO’s investigations have shown that in Queensland there is very limited transparency or accountability to the public around the assessment process for gas related environmental authorities, the key environmental permit regulating the impacts of petroleum and gas exploration and production activities.
This report identifies 7 key issues with the assessment process below and makes 6 recommendations for improving the integrity of the Queensland regulatory frameworks for the benefit of communities and the environment.
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