The Stream, June 8: Australian LNG

Australia’s liquefied natural gas industry is on course for a “golden age,” with the sector posed to bring the country’s economy $38.5 billion by 2020, UPI reports, citing a new International Energy Agency report on global gas use.

The North Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls for a study of the potential environmental impact of fracking in the state, where the technique is currently banned. According to Reuters, the measure “moves the state a step closer to allowing hydraulic fracturing.”

A collision of two trucks spilled 20 tons of carbolic acid into China’s Xin’an River, contaminating the drinking water for 522,000 people, The New York Times reports.

England has issued its first natural environment white paper in nearly 20 years, according to The Guardian. The plan calls for new large-scale conservation areas, more business and community involvement in environmental issues and putting a value on nature.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. State Department has failed to properly analyze the potential environmental impacts of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s planned pipeline that will carry crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast, Bloomberg reports.

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