Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke introduced legislation establishing an independent expert committee to examine and publicly report on the science of CSG and water. The committee was part of a deal struck by Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott to secure support for the mining tax.

More science, and more public science, is desperately needed here. However, as I’ve already noted, it’s not just water. We need local, credible, science on what CSG might or might not be releasing into the air, too.

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