LINC CHARGED WITH DAMAGING ENVIRONMENT

Written on the 11 April 2014

LINC CHARGED WITH DAMAGING ENVIRONMENT LINC Energy Limited has been charged with causing serious environmental harm by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The charges follow a nine-month investigation into the energy company’s underground coal gasification (UCG) plant in Chinchilla.

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell says UCG is a very different process compared to extracting coal seam gas (CSG).

“It involves converting coal to a synthesised, or non-natural, gas via enforced combustion.

“While the harm allegedly caused to the environment is considered serious, the information available to the department suggests there is no immediate risk to neighbouring landholder water bores,” he says.

Powell says the department spends more time on-site, to determine whether operators meet strict environmental requirements.

“We take matters such as these very seriously and there are severe penalties for companies or individuals that fail to meet our high environmental standards.

“The Queensland Government encourages emerging industries to develop, however they must comply with the state’s strong environmental laws.”

The department will continue its formal investigation into Linc’s operations.

Latest News

DARK DAYS AHEAD FOR AUSTRALIAN RETAIL AS REPORT FORECASTS MAJOR INDUSTRY ROUT

ALMOST 1,600 retail businesses are at risk of imminent collapse, including 21 major retailers with turnovers of more ...

GOODMAN TAKES PROFIT AND REVENUE DECLINE BUT LOOKS TO CASH IN ON AMAZON'S ARRIVAL

Commercial and industrial property group Goodman (ASX: GMG) has reported underlying full year net profit has dropped ...

REPORTING SEASON WRAP: MONDAY HIGHLIGHTS

* FORTESCUE Metals (ASX: FMG) reported net profit after tax (NPAT) of $2.64 billion for the year to June 30, up fr...

ARIADNE CUTS DEMANDS FOR FOUR ARDENT BOARD SEATS TO TWO AHEAD OF EGM

REBEL shareholders have reduced their demands on embattled theme parks operator Ardent Leisure (ASX: AAD) to give the...

Related News

DARK DAYS AHEAD FOR AUSTRALIAN RETAIL AS REPORT FORECASTS MAJOR INDUSTRY ROUT

ALMOST 1,600 retail businesses are at risk of imminent collapse, including 21 major retailers with turnovers of more ...

REPORTING SEASON WRAP: MONDAY HIGHLIGHTS

* FORTESCUE Metals (ASX: FMG) reported net profit after tax (NPAT) of $2.64 billion for the year to June 30, up fr...

WESFARMERS BOOKS BUMPER PROFIT BUT SUPERMARKET WAR HITS COLES' BOTTOM LINE

SUPERMARKET giant Coles has posted its biggest slide in earnings since it was acquired by Wesfarmers (ASX: WES) 10 ye...

ANALYSTS PREDICT WHAT AUSSIE LIVING IS LIKELY TO BECOME IN THE NEXT CENTURY

AS THE Australian population continues to grow, analysts are predicting what the country is likely to look like wi...

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION SPACE HERE

 

 

 

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter