Community members opposed to fracking in WA’s Wheatbelt are today rallying outside gas company Mineral Resources annual general meeting.
Mineral Resources (through their wholly owned subsidiary Energy Resources) has recently taken over several petroleum exploration permits in WA's Mid West.
Lock the Gate coordinator Simone van Hattem said fracking companies did not have a social licence to operate in the region.
“Many communities have declared themselves gasfield free since the McGowan Government made the disastrous move to overturn the fracking moratorium,” she said.
“Today, we will be putting pressure on Mineral Resources’ Board and shareholders, and standing in solidarity with communities including Gingin, Dandaragan, Jurien, Mingenew, Irwin, Carnamah and Coorow.
“There are other ways for Mineral Resources to make value for its shareholders. Renewable energy is the future, not fossil fuels with massive amounts of fugitive emissions. Unconventional gas is a polluting fuel that should not be allowed to put farmland at risk.”