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101 East - Risky Business Film about CSG in Australia on Al jazeera

101 East - Risky Business Film about CSG in Australia on Al jazeera

1 East an Al Jazeera documentary is now available on youtube

Al Jazeera English, a mainstream commercial television channel aired  the first in-depth documentary about CSG mining in Australia this weekend. The documentary, called  "Risky Business",  was broadcast on pay TV , and was also shown at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday night.

Some of the world's largest energy giants are moving into eastern Australia and investing billions of dollars to exploit coal seam gas reserves so vast they could rewrite the world's energy map. Despite generating massive amounts of revenue and creating thousands of new jobs, they are being met by a groundswell of public protest and a rising chorus of concern about the long-term impacts of coal seam gas extraction on the nation's health, environment and land. Coal seam gas has the potential to make Australia an energy superpower, but at what price?


 

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