MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017: Lock the Gate Alliance has congratulated Labor Leader Mark McGowan on winning the State election and has called for him to implement his promise for a statewide moratorium on fracking and permanent fracking bans in key regions as soon as possible.
In the lead-up to the election, Mr McGowan committed to permanently ban fracking from the South West, Peel and Perth regions and promised to introduce a state-wide ban on fracking until an independent inquiry could demonstrate it was safe.
Despite the documented risks of fracking on water resources and human health, the Western Australian Government is rapidly rolling out unconventional gas operations across the state.
Our communities, rural industries and natural environment deserves protection! Please sign and share our petition to urge the WA Government to take urgent action on this issue...2,626 signatures
To the Premier of Western Australia:
We call on you to implement a moratorium on fracking & unconventional gas operations in Western Australia and urgently implement the following protections:
1. 'No go zones' over productive farmland, important surface and underground water resources, significant cultural sites and sensitive natural areas.
2. Exclusion zones over all townships and residential areas in Western Australia.
3. A legal framework that enables landholders & traditional owners to refuse access to their land for gas exploration or production.
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