Call for upfront environmental bonds to protect taxpayers from fracking disasters

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 […]

Private company to get taxpayer funded handout to frack the Kimberley

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018: Western Australian taxpayers will gift private oil and gas company Finder Shale a share of $5.3M in handouts to undertake exploratory fracking in the Great Sandy Desert, south east of Broome. The announcement of the taxpayer funded gift to a private fracking company comes just days after the WA Government announced its decision to give fracking […]

Prominent Australians Unite to call for McGowan fracking ban in the Kimberley

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Some of Australia’s most prominent voices including Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, John Butler, Peter Garret, Missy Higgins, Tim Winton, Fiona Stanley, Janet Holmes a Court, Carmen Lawrence and Peter Newman have united in a call to Premier Mark McGowan to protect theState’s Kimberley from the controversial practice of gas fracking. The Kimberley is one of the world’s […]

Kimberley Clean Energy Roadmap shows renewables cheaper than fracking

WEDNESDAY, November 7, 2018:  A detailed plan to power the West Kimberley with Renewable Energy that would see savings of more than $14M a year was unveiled  in Perth today. The Kimberley Clean Energy Roadmap outlines how small, medium and large communities across the West Kimberley could transition to a clean energy future that would save money, reduce carbon emissions […]