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Strong opposition to EPA conducting Mid West seismic surveys in secret

April 16, 2020

THURSDAY, April 16, 2020: Hundreds of concerned Western Australians have called on the state’s Environmental Protection Authority to publicly and transparently assess the massive 97,000 hectare 3D seismic testing plan for the Mid West. The surveys, which are looking for gas, would stretch across...

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Woodridge & Caraban Declared Gasfield Free!

April 03, 2020

Determined residents of Woodridge and Caraban sent a defiant message to politicians on Sunday the 8th of March when they officially declared their region Gasfield Free. The two communities are among the latest in a long list of towns, farming localities and shires across WA and the...

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Suspicion cast over huge new proposed gas surveys in WA’s northern Perth Basin

April 03, 2020

WEDNESDAY, April 2 2020: Geological surveys for gas in the northern Perth Basin are likely a back-door way for the Western Australia Government to facilitate fracking in the region, according to Lock the Gate Alliance. The surveys would cover a massive area of land, stretching...

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Alarm over groundwater contamination at Beharra Springs

November 01, 2019

FRIDAY, November 1, 2019: Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed grave concern at company reports showing that an evaporation pond at the Beharra Springs Gas facility, which overlies the Yarragadee Aquifer, has contaminated local groundwater supplies in the Mid-West of WA. The details came...

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Premier called on to explain appointment of APPEA director as strategic adviser

April 20, 2018

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018: Lock the Gate Alliance has expressed alarm at the appointment of a director of the pro-fracking Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association to a senior position as a strategic adviser on WA Premier Mark McGowan’s staff. The appointment comes amid...

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SW Oil & Gas industry leader’s fracking comments alarm local landholders

April 12, 2018

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018: Comments by mining company contractor and Yallingup winery owner Steve Tobin that the current fracking bans were “holding back” conventional onshore gas development has alarmed local landholders in the South West. A spokesperson for the Gasfield Free SW Alliance Carly...

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