FAQ Research writer Brian Bahnisch looks at the issues thrown up in relation to underground aquifers and cola seam gas.
Much more adequate data and detailed modelling must be carried out before a science-based public policy position can be reached on the issue of CSG and its clean energy status, writes FAQ Research's Rebecca McNicholl.
Why are farmers disturbed by a few wells on their properties, about one every 700 to 1000 m, according to the industry? For starters, the imprint of the well on the area of farmed land is much greater than these stats would suggest?
A striking feature of the debate over coal seam gas (CSG) is that most of the key issues involved are not unique to CSG, but arise to a greater or lesser extent with all kinds of mining, writes John Quiggin.
Something is very wrong when a quiet, conservative Queensland farming community turns to civil disobedience, forcing a dramatic 10-day showdown with police, writes Heidi Ross, organiser of the Kerry Blockade.
Coal seam gas activities in Queensland and NSW have created scenes of confusion, conflict, and sometimes, chaos and at the heart of much of this conflict has been land. So what rights do property owners actually have? asks FAQ Research's Dr Tina Hunter .
If you share the view that climate change is the most important environmental issue facing Australia and the world, you should be very cautious about advocating all-out opposition to CSG, says John Quiggin.