NT News: Territory government allows onshore petroleum companies to sell fracked gas during exploration phase

December 06, 2022 5:41 PM

Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation chair Johnny Wilson says new fracking laws do not allow Traditional Owners to protect and care for country.

Traditional owners and environmentalists are saying the Fyles government has made an ‘extremely risky’ move on gas fracking development. Here’s why they’re concerned.

The Territory government has been widely criticised for “caving” to the gas industry and ignoring traditional owners after passing new fracking laws.

The legislation, which passed in parliament with bipartisan support , allows fracking companies to sell gas during the exploration or ‘appraisal’ phase.

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