Locals get environment workshop

THE coal seam gas (CSG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry has raised many issues in Gladstone, none more so than the environmental debate.

On October 22, federal approvals for Santos (GLNG) and British Gas (QCLNG) LNG plants on Curtis Island will be announced.

When the Queensland Coordinator General approved the EIS for LNG facilities in Gladstone, he was satisfied that on the whole the projects conform to industry standards.

But what are those standards?

This Friday the Boyne Calliope Sub Region of Fitzroy Basin Association will be hosting an environmental law workshop in Gladstone. The workshop covers federal environmental law, community rights, mining, coal gas and pipelines.

Roanne Karlsen, from the Gladstone Environmental Protection Group, said she looks forward to the environmental law workshop, as the local community has a right to know the legalities behind the EIS for LNG facilities. “It will give the community and local environmental groups insight into the finer details which are seemingly vague within the various EIS,” Ms Karlsen said. The workshop will be held this Friday at the Grand Hotel from 9am to 2pm. For registration phone 4975 6555.



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