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Gas Update in the Shire of Dandaragan

July 27, 2021

Gas projects have been on the nose in and around most of the communities in the Shire of Dandaragan. Since the Gasfield Free Declaration in the area surrounding and including the Dandaragan town there have been no new wells drilled.      

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Cable Beach to host Kimberley Calling: a Frack Free Kimberley Concert

July 09, 2021

Renowned musicians will perform at “Kimberley Calling: a Frack Free Kimberley Concert” in support of Mangala Traditional Owners who oppose plans by petroleum companies to lay waste to their homelands in the Great Sandy Desert region of the Kimberley.

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WA taxpayers slugged millions for fracking cleanup, FOI documents reveal

March 04, 2021

Freedom of Information (FOI) documents obtained by Broome conservation group Environs Kimberley reveal the McGowan Government slugged WA taxpayers with a multimillion dollar clean-up bill for a gaswell after the fracking company behind it went bust, and then gave incorrect information to parliament about...

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Farmers furious over government’s Waitsia 2 approval

February 01, 2021

Locals who will be impacted by the Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2 are outraged after Western Australia Environment Minister Stephen Dawson formally approved the polluting project today (February 1). Farmer Rod Copeland said the McGowan Government was ignoring opposition to projects like Waitsia 2...

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27 Jan 2021: Texan frackers have second crack at ramming polluting Kimberley plan through WA EPA

January 27, 2021

Conservation group Environs Kimberley is calling on the WA Environmental Protection Authority to reject Texan-owned fracking company Bennett Resources’ push to frack twenty wells in the catchment of the National Heritage listed Fitzroy River. The company, a subsidiary of Black Mountain, lodged an application...

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25 Jan 2021: McGowan Needs to Rule Out Fracking Fast-track

January 25, 2021

Lock the Gate Alliance is calling on the McGowan Government to categorically rule out the inclusion of any unconventional gas projects in the recently announced development fast-track, given their failure to implement commitments from the 2018 fracking inquiry.    

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July 23, 2020: McGowan Government backflips on fracking commitment?

July 23, 2020

It appears the McGowan Government has broken a commitment to restrict fracking to existing petroleum leases, according to Lock the Gate Alliance. The WA Government has announced the release of four large petroleum exploration lots making up over 14,000km2 located in the Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West, and Wheatbelt....

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June 19, 2020: New seismic surveys threaten Aboriginal Heritage and important ecology

June 19, 2020

Planned seismic surveys that will search for gas north of Perth threaten Aboriginal Heritage sites, important ecological communities, and tourism, according to Lock the Gate Alliance Western Australia.   Following a successful campaign that led to Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority agreeing to hold a public review in...

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