NEWS: Midwest communities cautiously celebrate decision to abort fracking well

Frack Free Mid West Gascoyne Alliance has welcomed a decision by oil and gas company AWE to abandon plans to frack its Drover 1 well south-east of Green Head.

Frack Free Mid West Gascoyne Coordinator Jo Franklin said the decision, announced to the stock exchange today, was a victory for the community and for common sense.

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Fears for fracking in WA's South West

Fears for fracking in WA's South West as exploration permit moves step closer
From ABC NEWS

A preferred applicant has been chosen for a shale gas and oil exploration permit which an environmental group fears could pave the way for fracking in Western Australia's South West.

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NEWS: WA town of Irwin declares itself gas field-free

ABC News story:

As concerns towards unconventional gas in Western Australia continue to grow, the town of Irwin has become the fifth community in the Mid West to declare itself gas field-free.

The declaration is a sign of solidarity within the community against the unconventional gas industry — and the State Government, should they want to explore or frack gas wells in the district — but does not carry any legal standing.

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NEWS: Midwest community of Irwin declares itself Gasfield Free

The settlement of Irwin, 380km north of Perth, has become the latest community in the Mid West to declare itself Gasfield Free.
The declaration was celebrated with a community picnic in Irwin on Sunday, June 14. Check out the photos and video from the day:
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NEWS: Rally highlights anti-protest law fears at WA Parliament

A disparate group ranging from church leaders to farmers have taken their concerns about proposed anti-protest laws to the steps of WA's Parliament.

A group of about 100 people gathered on the steps to hear speaker after speaker condemn the State Government's proposed laws as an attack on fundamental civil rights.

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NEWS: Carnamah declares itself "gas-field free"

RESIDENTS from a second Mid West shire have declared their desire to be "gas-field free" in the face of renewed oil and gas exploration in the region.

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NEWS: Conflict of interest for Govt Dept over fracking

Claims a WA government dept in bed with resources companies

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NEWS: Resident complaints halt drilling in Irwin

A gas operation ten kilometres east of Dongara has been shut down after complaints from residents about non-stop noise,vibration and odours.

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