Energy minister says federal government needs to ensure landholders’ rights are protected and he will put issue on Coag energy council meeting agenda

Energy minister Josh Frydenberg has supported farmers’ rights to reach agreement with mining companies on coal seam gas before resource development goes ahead, and will put the issue on the agenda for the Council of Australian Governments (Coag) energy council meeting.

Frydenberg said the federal government needed to ensure landholders’ rights were protected, even though farmers’ rights of veto over mining companies was a matter for state governments, as states owned the resources.

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Source: Guardian Environment