FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017: Landholders across WA have expressed alarm at plans by the WA Government to offer thousands of kilometres of additional land to the gas industry for exploration despite an election promise for a moratorium on fracking and a thorough inquiry into the industry.
The Government yesterday released maps showing new areas that it would offer up to the oil and gas industry for exploration and mining over the next five years.
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...2,686 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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