Anti-Fracking Protesters to Rally at WA Parliament Today

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]