NT Fracking Inquiry releases interim report

TUESDAY, December 12, 2017: The NT Fracking Inquiry has today released its interim report. Inquiry chair Justice Rachel Pepper said it wasn’t her role to recommend a ban on fracking but rather to find ways to mitigate its risks. As a result the inquiry panel finds that fracking is risky but it could be managed with regulations that it suggests […]

John Butler calls for submissions to ban fracking in WA

MUSICIAN John Butler has joined the call to flood the WA fracking Inquiry with submissions calling for a statewide ban on the risky extraction process. Speaking on camera during a break in his recording schedule Butler urged members of the public to make a submission. The inquiry opened for submissions on November 27 and will close on March 19. Lock […]

Moora declares itself Gasfield Free

Moora declares its Gasfield Free Future SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017: The town of Moora in WA’s Wheatbelt declared itself Gasfield Free at an official community celebration in Apex Park on Saturday December 9. The event followed months of neighbour to neighbour surveying in the town, where community volunteers went house to house, road by road, asking residents if they would like to […]

Children’s Health & Fracking

  RECENT scientific studies are pointing to worrying links between exposure to chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas operations and children’s brain development. In the audio below Ellen Webb from the Centre for Environmental Health in the US discusses a detailed literature review of the studies to date. She says in the introduction to her talk that her team’s […]