What is fracking?

What is Fracking? Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing or fraccing, is a process used to extract gas trapped deep underground in tiny pockets of sand or between rocks. An above ground rig is used to drill deep into the earth vertically and then horizontally. Fracking fluid, which is a mixture of chemicals, water and a proppant, such as treated […]

Chemical Use

Chemicals Fracking companies are fond of telling the public that the chemicals used in fracking make up just a small fraction of the fracking fluid. While this may be true it still means huge volumes of chemicals are used in each frack. Up to 300 tonnes of chemicals are injected into a well each time it is fracked. The chemicals […]

Gas leaks

Gas Leaks In Queensland test bores sunk and abandoned more than 30 years ago have been found leaking methane into the atmosphere and are likely to have been doing so for decades. These fugitive emissions are not counted in the nation’s carbon budget. Methane is up to 84 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over a 20 […]

A Warning from Wyoming

  VIDEO: This is a 20 minute cut of Wyoming rancher John Fenton’s presentation at Casino, northern NSW Australia on 25 Feb 2014. In 2016 John came back to Australia and visited Perth were he addressed full houses at events in the State Library and in Dandaragan, Geraldton, Moora and  Dongara. John has a terrible story to tell about the […]