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Industry urges quick gas ramp up as Northern Territory gives fracking green light

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia
The Northern Territory government will lift a near two-year moratorium on fracking, accepting all 135 recommendations made by a recent independent inquiry. Chief Minister Michael Gunner said on Tuesday that the implementation of the recommendations in the inquiry report would begin, noting that the inquiry had found that the risk from fracking could be reduced to an acceptable level if allowed in “highly regulated circumstances in tightly prescribed areas”.

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