Kate Christianson – 17 April 2014

To The Commissioner,

I am greatly concerned about the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory - Coal Seam Gas (CSG) exploration. There is no science behind the safety of this resource exploration practice. In fact, there is mounting science behind its adverse impacts on the environment and human health. Additionally, clean water is something that we absolutely cannot sacrifice, and CSG exploration will pose a great risk to our existing potable water supplies.

I would like the inquiry to consider the following:

There are much cleaner and safer technologies available right now. But the short-term profits of mining companies seem to be prioritised ahead of our air, water, soil and health. This is not right.