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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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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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