The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association welcomes the release of the final report of the Independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory.
The inquiry has undertaken an exhaustive process of consultation and examination of the evidence and concluded that the challenges and risks associated with any onshore shale gas industry in the Northern Territory can be appropriately managed, APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said.
“The recommendations in the inquiry’s final report outline a pathway to enable the development of a new industry in the Northern Territory which has great potential benefits for its residents,” Mr Davies said.
“After examining a wide range of scientific data and other sources, the inquiry found that, with the appropriate regulatory system in place, the risks of hydraulic fracturing could be managed.
“We encourage the Northern Territory government to now implement the recommendations of this latest inquiry so that it can remove the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.”
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