Environment groups blast government's use of 'hypotheticals' in gas ban debate

Matthew Kelly
Updated November 22 2023 - 6:02pm, first published 4:49pm

Supporters of a push to prevent offshore petroleum drilling projects such as PEP11 say the state government's refusal to support a ban are based on hypothetical scenarios that are unlikely to eventuate.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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