Time to ban underground coal gasification

The ABC is reporting that the Queensland Government has charged five former executives of Linc Energy with environmental offences over the failed company's alleged contamination of huge swathes of prime farmland in the state's south-east.

The charges relate to the alleged contamination caused by Linc Energy's underground coal gasification (UCG) operation near Chinchilla from 2007 to 2013.

Despite the disastrous UCG operations in QLD, this technology is still not banned nationally. There are currently proposals to develop UCG projects in South Australia.

If we value farmland and ground water we must ban this technology now.

Please sign our petition to the federal Environment and Energy minister Josh Frydenberg here.

For background on the dangers associated with this technology please check here.