Email VIC's Energy Minister: Make gas companies that frack the Beetaloo Basin responsible for their emissions
Gas companies want to frack the Beetaloo Basin in the NT, but we can stop them. Send an email now.
This Friday, our state, territory and federal energy ministers will decide who is responsible for the domestic emissions created from fracking the Beetaloo Basin in the NT – and therefore who pays for the offsets.
In dollar terms, the offsets are a climate liability of over $22 billion for the next two decades. For the polluters that want to frack Beetaloo like Tamboran, who pay little to no tax in Australia, shouldering that multi-billion dollar cost could sink the business case to frack Beetaloo, snuffing out the fuse on this carbon bomb.
Email your energy minister now and ask them to unite with their colleagues to make sure polluting companies like Tamboran Resources take responsibility for offsetting all the emissions they create from fracking the Beetaloo Basin.
What to write in your email
The most important thing to include in your email is the following demand:
"unite with other energy and climate ministers to make sure polluting companies like Tamboran Resources take responsibility for offsetting all the emissions they create from fracking the Beetaloo Basin."
A few quick tips for an effective email are:
Introduce who you are, why you care about this issue and why you are writing in
Be polite and thank the Minister for reading your message.
Some facts you may like to include in your email are:
Offsetting all domestic emissions from the Beetaloo Basin could cost $22 billion over the next two decades, or $1.3 billion a year. If polluters like Tamboran are not forced to pay, the cost could be transferred to the public via Australian governments
Tamboran plans to export six million tonnes of climate-heating gas from Beetaloo yearly, which would make climate impacts in Australia much worse. Any plans to pair these gas exports with carbon capture and storage would be an expensive excuse to prolong the life of fossil fuels
In the first quarter of 2023, renewables supplied fives times the amount of electricity than gas did. 2030 is the earliest that Tamboran estimates gas from Beetaloo could enter the east coast's supply.