Title

Food or fuel: How will governments solve the coal seam gas dilemma?

Date of this Version

8-18-2011

Document Type

News Article

Publication Details

Published Version.

Hunter, T. (2011). Food or fuel: How will governments solve the coal seam gas dilemma? The conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.edu.au/food-or-fuel-how-will-governments-solve-the-coal-seam-gas-dilemma-2887

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Abstract

Extract:
Food security and energy security are paramount to the survival and growth of Australia. Food security so that we may feed ourselves (and a hungry world), and energy security for transport, heating, lighting and various other activities that we enjoy at present.

What happens when there is a perceived conflict between these two vital forms of security? Should one give way to the other, can they happily co-exist, or is it the role of the law to create a framework where the interests of both are protected?