FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2019: In a move applauded by ratepayers, the Gingin Shire Council voted unanimously to oppose fracking for unconventional gas at its meeting yesterday. The vote follows a request from ratepayers to take a strong stand against the development of unconventional gas in the shire. The council also agreed to write to the Premier Mark McGowan expressing its […]
MONDAY, JUNE3, 2019: Work is underway on what could be WA’s first fracking gasfield, the Lock the Gate Alliance has warned A drilling exploration rig has been erected 50km south east of Dongara on unallocated crown land off Natta Road. It is exploring for tight gas as well as conventional gas and oil. Mid West coordinator for Lock the Gate […]
Local citizens concerned at plans by Buru Energy to frack the Kimberley will gather outside the company’s AGM in West Perth this morning from 9.30am.
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019: Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed a new policy on climate change released by the EPA today but says it doesn’t go far enough. The policy requires offsetting on direct emissions from industries but in terms of fracking will miss the bulk of the emissions, those that come from burning and processing the gas. A spokesperson […]
TUESDAY, Feb 26, 2019: Western Australians are demanding a say on a new policy on climate change and air pollution being developed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) behind closed doors. The EPA is understood to be consulting with industry and “stakeholders” on how much air pollution, including carbon pollution, industries like fracking will be allowed to emit. The policy […]