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What does Origin Energy backing out of gas exploration mean for the Channel Country?

On a stormy afternoon, grazier Kerri Pidgeon and her husband Ken Griffiths are checking creek levels on their sprawling cattle station. Key points: Origin Energy is abandoning its fracking ambitions in Queensland’s Channel Country The move is being welcomed by traditional owners, graziers and lobby groups Advocates say their fight to protect the sensitive river … Read more

Channel Country advisory group outcomes about gas exploration and fracking remain secret

Almost 12 months after the Queensland government quietly granted oil and gas leases in the environmentally sensitive Channel Country they promised to protect, there are calls for the outcome of stakeholder meetings to be made public.  Key points: A beef company and a traditional owner say Queensland’s organic beef industry is at risk if further gas exploration is … Read more