Natural gas blowing our carbon budget: Bandt
Responding to today’s release of greenhouse pollution data that the government had tried to keep secret, Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said that LNG production and coal seam gas were blowing the country’s carbon budget and taking us off-track to even meeting the Liberals’ paltry emissions targets.
“After being caught out trying to keep pollution data secret, the government has released the figures and they paint a grim picture,” said Mr Bandt.
“The push to frack and export gas is blowing our carbon budget, with LNG and coal seam gas emissions pushing pollution up above last year’s levels.”
“Gas isn’t a clean transition fuel. It’s pushing pollution up and if the figures keep rising like this, catastrophic global warming is a near certainty.”
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