Approvals for LNG in quick time

The LNG train game is speeding up with Environmental Impact Statement approvals for GLNG, QGC and LNG Limited being sanctioned by the Queensland Government over the last few weeks.

The government process has raised questions within the Gladstone community as to how fast approvals are being given and to just what the environmental impacts will be when the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry begins.

Reports indicate a long list of native animals officially classified as endangered, vulnerable or rare are in the path of wells, pipelines or the massive LNG plants earmarked for Curtis Island.

These include the bridled nail tail wallaby, the tusked frog, the squatter pigeon, the grey falcon, the little pied bat, gliders, the warty water holing frog and the critically endangered Brigalow woodland snail.

Gladstone environmental campaigner Paul Tooker said the Government announced on Saturday that its offsets will not even be in the Gladstone Harbour.

“The EIS farce continues,” Mr Tooker said.

The Department of Environment and Resource Management were unable to make a comment.



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