Water trigger hearing continues in Canberra

A SENATE committee examining a bill to make water a trigger for federal intervention on coal seam gas approvals will hold a second day of hearings on Thursday.

The committee will take evidence from the Minerals Council of Australia, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, QGC, the National Farmers' Federation and Australian Conservation Foundation in Canberra.

It comes after a day of hearings in Sydney on Wednesday.

Environment Minister Tony Burke bowed to growing pressure in March when he announced the proposed water trigger amendment.

The move drew praise from environmentalists and people concerned about the potential impact of CSG operations on aquifers, while the mining industry said it was another barrier to mining investment.



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