Regions do not want or need CSG projects: Greens

THE Queensland Greens believe residents in the Proserpine and Whitsundays regions do not want or need any coal seam gas (CSG) projects.

The Greens' lead Senate candidate Adam Stone, who is travelling to Mackay today to discuss CSG in the region, said recent media reports had demonstrated how poorly the industry was regulated.

"The federal and state government have proved they cannot be trusted to safeguard against the destructive forces of this industry," he said.

"The CSG industry won't be with us for the long-term, but its effects may, including the social disadvantage and inequality that comes as a result of such unregulated mining booms."

Mr Stone is touring the region with the Greens' candidate for Dawson, Jonathon Dykyj as part of a six-day tour of north and central Queensland.



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