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10 December 19, 3:13pm Revised @EPA_WA's draft environmental guidelines for GHG #emissions reflect a more pragmatic approach to emissions… https://t.co/r3h0oYLcKK
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10 December 19, 11:00am New #natgas supply agreements provide certainty for manufacturers and highlight further evidence of the large… https://t.co/uuAn96RkpO
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10 December 19, 8:41am Congratulations to @SenexEnergy and its partners for first delivery of #natgas from Project Atlas, in Queensland. A… https://t.co/ccgelubzxd
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6 December 19, 11:17am Congratulations to 2019 winner of APPEA’s Tony Noon Memorial Scholarship Elliot Foley, a PhD candidate from @jcu ba… https://t.co/C4s7TziiOU
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Time is running out for the Senate Select Committee into unconventional gas mining [sic] to show that it can contribute to a genuine, fact-based public debate.

“The first public hearing in Dalby, Queensland degenerated into a show trial,” said APPEA Chief Executive Officer Dr Malcolm Roberts.

“No industry representatives were invited to appear at the March hearings in Narrabri, NSW.  It seems that the same can be said for scientific experts.

“Activists and local groups opposed to developments are entitled to be heard.  But the committee should hear all points of view and seek the best possible, independent expert advice.  Otherwise, the inquiry will simply be a waste of time and taxpayer’s money.

“The facts matter.  The committee has the opportunity – and the responsibility – to improve the public debate, not amplify slogans and unsubstantiated claims.”

“The gas industry is participating in good faith despite the obvious hostility of the chairman of the inquiry, Senator Lazarus.  Senator Lazarus repeatedly makes the offensive claim that the gas industry is committing ‘genocide’ and is happy to be photographed donating to activist groups.”

APPEA will appear at the April 12 Darwin hearing. ahead of this hearing, it has released its submission to the Inquiry, which can be found at this link.

Dr Roberts said natural gas is an essential commodity for Australia, needed for low emission power generation and as an irreplaceable feedstock for manufactured products such as fertilisers, plastics and chemicals.

“There is a compelling body of evidence from leading institutions and experts showing that, properly regulated, unconventional gas developments do not threaten the environment or public health,” he said.

“It is more than time for the inquiry to start considering that evidence”.