Name withheld on request of author – 12 May 2014

To The Commissioner,

I am concerned about the risks of hydraulic fracturing and unconventional gas harvesting.

I believe there are risks associated with water contamination that can not be adequately mitigated. I believe the safest option is not to endorse hydraulic fracturing.

I believe the Northern Territory does not have adequate resources dedicated to monitor environmental impacts of existing developments, let alone new developments.

I believe the risks associated with development of shale gas extraction will have irreversible negative effects on country that is otherwise beautiful and almost pristine.

I believe the negative effects of fracking could include:

I support Bernie Fernandez's submission and the Inquiry.