Crikey: Was fracking approval in the NT based on mammoth emission underestimations?

October 31, 2023 11:00 AM

The NT government green-lit fracking based on a CSIRO report. Analysis claims it 'systematically underestimated' emissions.

A CSIRO report used by the Northern Territory and federal governments to justify onshore gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin and Middle Arm precinct “systematically underestimated” emissions by up to 84%, analysis by Climate Analytics has found.

“From well drilling through to transport through to processing, we didn’t find anything that stacked up,” Climate Analytics CEO and climate scientist Bill Hare told Crikey. “At every step it seems to have been systematically underestimated.”

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