Australian Conservation Foundation says blowouts show government’s safeguard mechanism is ‘failing’ to control industrial emissions

A fifth of Australia’s major coal, gas and oil facilities emit significantly more greenhouse gas than originally estimated when they submitted their plans to governments for approval, an investigation has found.

In the worst cases, some fossil fuel developments now emit more than 20 times what was expected before they were given the green light, according to a report by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).

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