The McGowan government has granted an exemption to Texas-based frackers, Black Mountain, to export gas from the Kimberley.
This exemption comes before the WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) finishes assessing the project, yet somehow the WA government found it fitting to effectively greenlight Black Mountain’s fracking ambitions in the Kimberley.
We know that an objective, science-backed assessment would find any fracking project to be completely unacceptable for the Kimberley’s fragile environment, and we cannot risk fracking projects going ahead and creating thousands of wells and pipelines across the region.
Will you call Mark McGowan today and demand he ban fracking in the Kimberley?
Here are some talking points for what you can say:
- I am very disappointed that the McGowan government has given an exemption to export huge volumes of gas to a Texan company intending to frack the Kimberley.
- A large-scale fracking project would be completely unacceptable for the Kimberley’s communities and fragile environment.
- The risk to our climate from fracking is far too great. There will be potentially billions of tonnes of emissions released from fracking if the Kimberley is opened up, with thousands of frack wells, plus big gas pipelines and processing plants.
The McGowan government should listen to the people of WA and the Kimberley who have repeatedly voiced firm opposition to fracking, rather than doing favours for gas fracking companies.
If you call please let us know how it went by filling your name in below, we would love to hear what McGowan’s office is saying in response. We have also left his office email below if you would also like to send an email about this pressing issue.
Contact the Premier
Hon Premier Mark McGowan MLA
E-mail: [email protected]
There may be a long wait time in calling McGowan's office - you may also consider calling:
- Mark McGowan's electorate office in Rockingham on (08) 9592 7422
- Roger Cook, Deputy Premier's office on (08) 9439 6444