LNG Opponent Battles for World Safety Standards to Be Applied

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THERE has been a deliberate move to discredit anybody who spoke out against the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, according to Gladstone vocal LNG opponent Peter Neilsen.

"Even to the point of threatened law suits if certain people did not shut up," Mr Neilsen said.

"With the LNG construction about to commence, it is time to ask the LNG proponents and the State Government if they are finally going to come clean and tell the truth in relation to the safety of LNG and why they are not prepared to come clean and explain why they refuse to apply world recognised safety standards to this industry. For a long time now myself and many others have been trying to alert the people to the refusal by the LNG proponents and the government to comply with the safety standards as set out by the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO)."

In response, a Queensland Gas Company (QGC) spokesperson said the company has consulted more than 4000 people about the project. …