Water Use & Contamination

Polluted ground water ONE of the major concerns around fracking is the potential for the process to contaminate groundwater. Contamination can happen at many stages in the process and while best practice can reduce the risk of well failure, accidental spillage or negligence, it cannot eliminate the risk. Wells have failed and contamination has occurred in the United States rendering […]

Flaring the Whicher Range

LOCAL Fire brigade officer Wally Lord was alarmed to discover in December 2015 that gas wells in the tinder dry forest of the Whicher Range, east of Margaret River were being flared off in the summer season. After several false call-outs for fire late at night he went to the well pads to investigate. Wally says he doesn’t think any […]