'Critical information missing' from LNG approvals

THE environmental assessment process for two of Australia's biggest coal seam gas projects was a "farce", a former Queensland bureaucrat has claimed.

Senior environmental specialist Simone Marsh was part of the Queensland Government team that approved Santos's $18 billion and Queensland Gas Company's (QCG) $20 billion LNG projects in 2010.

She has told tonight's Four Corners program that the final stages of the three-year approval processes were rushed and the environmental impacts not properly assessed.

"All the scientific arguments in the world wouldn't have changed things in that situation," she said.

"They had decided they wanted to go ahead with the projects and there was nothing stopping it."

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