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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018: Farmers, Traditional Owners, union representatives and other concerned citizens will rally at State parliament in Perth today in protest at the McGowan Government’s decision to give fracking the greenlight. The event will mark the last day of the parliamentary sitting year and will see protesters taking on the gas industry in another tug of war designed […]
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 […]
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018: Community group Lock the Gate has expressed its deep regret after Western Australia’s McGowan Labor Government lifted the fracking moratorium in the state, and replaced it with very limited protection for a few small areas. WA spokesperson for the group, Simone van Hattem said fracking posed an unacceptable risk to groundwater, the production of food and fibre, […]
THURSDAY October 11, 2018: Hundreds of people are expected to gather at 12 noon at Parliament House in Perth todayto send a clear message to the State Government that the fracking industry does not have a social licence to operate in Western Australia. The rally will include the presentation to the Parliament of a petition signed by more than 14,000 […]