THURSDAY, March 7, 2019: Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed a new policy on climate change released by the EPA today but says it doesn’t go far enough. The policy requires offsetting on direct emissions from industries but in terms of fracking will miss the bulk of the emissions, those that come from burning and processing the gas. A spokesperson […]
TUESDAY, Feb 26, 2019: Western Australians are demanding a say on a new policy on climate change and air pollution being developed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) behind closed doors. The EPA is understood to be consulting with industry and “stakeholders” on how much air pollution, including carbon pollution, industries like fracking will be allowed to emit. The policy […]
TUESDAY, Feb 6: Communities on the North West Cape are celebrating following the withdrawal of two major onshore oil and gas leases in the region. Coordinator of Frack Free Ningaloo, Grace Keast, said the people of Exmouth and Coral Bay were greatly relieved that they would no longer be directly threatened by fracking in their region, at least in the […]
Lock the Gate Alliance has called for the upfront payment of environmental bonds on all fracking exploration and production activities in WA after a fracking company collapsed in the Kimberley leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for its clean-up. A spokesperson for Lock the Gate Jane Hammond said the fracking inquiry had recommended that the WA government “should require appropriate […]
Despite only 12 fracking wells having been fracked in WA since 2004 there have been 21 spills at these fracking sites in the state in the past five years alone.