"Community concern about unconventional gas production is real and needs to be addressed. Independent reviews in NSW and elsewhere have shown that risks to water resources are manageable with firm regulation. Instead the current Government has introduced a de facto ban through external approval processes, and the alternative government wants to make the ban explicit. This is no way to conduct energy policy, safeguard jobs, or protect the environment," Mr Goodsell said.
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