Currently, instead of protecting us from this industry, the state government has halved the royalties for gas fracking companies, used Royalties for Regions money to sponsor fracking exploration, and failed to ensure that the Environmental Protection Authority assesses projects – instead placing control over projects in the hands of the deeply conflicted Department of Mines and Petroleum.
With encouragement like this, fracking will soon be pockmarking the landscapes we love. Indeed, the pristine Kimberley, the Ningaloo coast, and the farming districts and wildflower country in the Midwest are considered the most prospective gasfields in WA.
Tell your local candidates it’s time to stand up for Western Australia, not the gas frackers. Write to your candidates at cleanwaterhealthyland.org.au/action
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P.S. Western Australians know how precious our groundwater is – is your groundwater at risk from fracking? Ask your local candidates in the state election what they’re doing to protect you at our new website, cleanwaterhealthyland.org.au/action