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posted by David Shearman, Mar 05, 2015
A leading health organisation is backing calls for a royal commission into the impact of coal seam gas mining on the people of Queensland. Dr David Shearman from Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) urges the new Government to protect the current and future health of Queenslanders.
Senator Glenn Lazarus’ recent call for a royal commission into mining, especially coal seam gas, comes just as the Federal Government's Independent Expert Scientific Committee warned that Santos’ proposal to expand its CSG operations “creates considerable scientific uncertainty”.
Given the adverse impacts from CSG on farmers and rural communities which have largely been ignored, a royal commission needs to happen sooner rather than later.
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