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 […]

Mid West Farmers send an SOS to the world

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018: Farmers in the Mid West of WA have sent an SOS to the world in a bid to prevent their valuable farming land becoming a fracking sacrifice zone. The ‘Message in a Paddock’ includes an urgent appeal for funds to help the campaign to keep WA frack free. The Western Australian Labor Government announced in November that […]

Geraldton residents “queue in” against fracking

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018: Dozens of concerned Geraldton locals have demanded their region be spared from the toxic legacy of fracking during a “queue in” at the office of West Australian Labor MLC Darren West on Friday. Geraldton Groundwater Protection spokesperson Lisa Smith said the McGowan Labor Government had defied the will of Western Australians by lifting the state’s fracking […]

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 […]