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Can frac-ing cause peoples’ water supplies to contain gas?

Can frac-ing cause peoples’ water supplies to contain gas? This myth is largely attributable to a falsehood knowingly presented in the move ‘Gasland’, where a Colorado man sets fire to the gas-water mix coming out of his kitchen tap. Colorado officials have confirmed that the man’s water bore was itself drilled into a naturally occurring pocket of natural gas (a fact that was known to, but not disclosed by, the… Read Article →

What is the Victorian Government doing?

What is the Victorian Government doing? The Victorian Government has proposed legislation to completely ban ‘unconventional’ petroleum exploration and hydraulic stimulation onshore in Victoria and to prohibit ‘conventional’ exploration until at least 2020. As part of the legislation the Government is retrospectively changing the law so that it is not liable for damages it is causing by its actions. The Government is planning to take away the property rights of… Read Article →