Labor Government Gives fracking the Greenlight in WA

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, […]

Buru admits to elevated levels of chemical and radioactive waste in its fracking ponds

MONDAY, JUNE 25: Buru Energy has admitted that testing of flowback fluids from its 2015 fracking operations in the Kimberley showed elevated levels of the chemical contaminants Boron and Barium and the radionuclide Radium-228. The admission is contained in Buru’s submission to the WA Fracking Inquiry released today. The elevated levels of Boron and Barium were found in both Buru’s […]

WA Premier called on to explain appointment of APPEA director as strategic adviser

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018: Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed alarm at the appointment of a director of the pro-fracking Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association to a senior position as a strategic adviser on WA Premier Mark McGowan’s staff. The appointment comes amid growing public concern over the risks of fracking to land, water and health and as the government […]