Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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iT Matters Fracking

Thursday, 07 March 2013
Thursday, 28 February 2013

Greens Statement

The Greens today supported a call from the WA Farmers Federation which has called for farmers to be given a right to veto fracking on their agricultural land.

Greens WA spokesperson for Water, Alison Xamon said the farmers’ voices against fracking were a welcome addition to the discussion.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Nationals Statement

Nationals WA Candidate for Moore, Shane Love has stated that the development of the unconventional gas industry or fracking should only occur in line with community concern, in particularly those of affected landholders. 

Western Australia has enormous potential for onshore gas with production dating back more than 50 years in Western Australia. The Nationals in 2012 responded to community concern about the development of unconventional gas in the region by holding three forums in Eneabba, Dongara and Gingin to allow local residents to raise their concerns and for government bodies and industry to respond.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

US attempts to Frack for Gas in Colorado was a disaster for the environment and community.

1969 the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) detonated a 40-kiloton nuclear device 8,426 feet below the ground surface in an attempt to release commercially marketable quantities of natural gas from the fine-grained, low-permeability sandstone of the Williams Fork Formation.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

source Socialist Alliance

Local activist Trish McAuliffe has had a run-in with the Stirling City Council in Perth's northern suburbs over a banner on her property advertising a public meeting about gas fracking.

McAuliffe is a member of grassroots campaign group No Fracking Way and put up a hand-painted banner on her own property that said “Fracking = pollution”. The sign also gave details for a public meeting organised by the Clean Water Healthy Land alliance featuring a speaker from the Lock the Gate Alliance.

No Fracking Sign

Saturday, 09 February 2013

Greens Statement

The Greens today called for the Government to take a closer look at worker safety in unconventional gas exploration and for independent oversight of the fracking industry after a fracking company announced to the ASX that it had cancelled its contract with a major fracking rig.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Fracking rally conducted in Perth April 2012.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

In June 2012 the WA farmers released a position calling for a moratorium.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Recently Mines Minister Moore intervened to stifle public debate on Fracking at open forums.

This is a very alarming practice by the Barnett Liberal Government and certainly warrants a high level of scrutiny.

Dr George Crisp was obstructed from attending.

He states 'It is not the place of a government or its ministers to willfully restrict access to relevant information or expert opinion, and intervening in public meetings in this way should indeed be scrutinised by the media.'

His full account follows.

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Monday, 07 January 2013

The Western Australian Dept Mines & Petroleum are not sure about the safety of coal seam gas.

Sunday, 06 January 2013

The unconventional extraction of gas in Queensland has caused great community concern. With the expansion in Western Australia what are the concerns?


Saturday, 05 January 2013

Adele Carles crticised the WA Government approach to chemicals use in fracking back in 2011.

Her statement:

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