Santos was ‘cavalier’ over Beetaloo Basin fracking expansion, court told

One of Australia’s biggest landholders takes on gas giant in Northern Territory supreme court

Santos has been accused of failing Indigenous groups and treating one of the country’s biggest landholders with a “cavalier attitude” as it faces court action over a proposed expansion of its fracking operations in the Beetaloo Basin.

Fracking in the Beetaloo Basin is being accelerated as part of the Morrison government’s gas-led recovery plan, and several companies, including gas giant Santos, are currently seeking to exploit the area’s natural resources.

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