Interim report into NT fracking released

July 17, 2017

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Communities in in the Northern Territory are “overwhelmingly” against hydraulic fracturing (fracking), says the independent inquiry body appointed last year to investigate the environmental, social and economic risks and impacts of fracking.

The inquiry, which started in December, concluded its first stage of public hearings and community consultation conducted in March 2017, focusing on identifying the risks and issues of fracking for shale gas. A total of 293 submissions were received so far, 37 public hearings were conducted and the inquiry visited 17 towns and communities across the territory, as well as numerous other stakeholder engagement activities.

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