Final report on fracking
THE fate of the Northern Territory’s onshore gas industry now sits squarely with the NT Government.
The Independent Scientific Inquiry into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory delivered its final report to the Labor Government on Tuesday, March 27.
It is now the task of the Government to consider the inquiry’s findings and recommendations before deciding whether or not to lift the moratorium on the gas extraction process, which was imposed when Labor came to power in 2016.
The final weeks in the run-up to the delivery of the report has seen the public relations campaigns from both sides of the fracking debate ramp up significantly.
In recent weeks was a residents petition for a ban on fracking across the NT, which was tabled by Attorney General Natasha Fyles in NT Parliament.
“Concerned residents are seeking support from Minister Natasha Fyles, our Member for Nightcliff, to protect the Territory’s waterways, regional communities, tourism areas and existing industries with a ban on risky fracking gasfields,” Rapid Creek resident, Billee McGinley said.