Labor’s gas plan is a climate bomb that’s worse than Adani: Greens
Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today warned that if Labor’s plan to spend $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars to frack Australia’s northern gas fields goes ahead, we can kiss our Paris commitments goodbye. Mr Bandt also foreshadowed that the Greens would push to turf the Coalition out, but would make stopping Labor’s gas plan a core campaign focus over the next three years of a Shorten Government.
“The Greens want a change of government, but if Bill Shorten fracks this gas and burns through it, we can kiss our Paris commitments goodbye,” said Mr Bandt.
“When your house is on fire, you don’t break open the gas main next door.
“Even if we export this gas, the toxic methane it leaks could lift Australia’s emissions by up to 28%, destroying our Paris commitments along the way.
“Public money should go to schools and hospitals, not to making climate change worse.
“This is why we need Greens in Parliament. We need to kick the coal-huggers out but Bill Shorten clearly needs a green hand on his shoulder.”