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Queensland communities remain lukewarm about coal seam gas: CSIRO survey

Andrea Walton, Rod McCrea and Rosemary Leonard discuss in The Conversation (22.12.16) their recent survey of the attitudes of Queensland’s Western Downs communities towards coal seam gas.

‘How do people feel about coal seam gas (CSG) in the regions where the industry is active? In 2014 we surveyed residents in Queensland’s Western Downs region, at the end of a major construction phase.

‘According to our new survey, now that the industry has started operating, Western Downs residents have maintained their moderate or lukewarm views on CSG. And even though overall community wellbeing has remained similar, some aspects declined and some improved.’

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