Lock the Gate Alliance has called for the final report of the WA Fracking Inquiry to be released to the public without delay.
The inquiry’s report was handed to the government today.
A spokesperson for Lock the Gate in WA Jane Hammond said the issue of fracking was of major public interest.
“The findings of the fracking inquiry should be open to debate and public discussion prior to any decision being made by the State Government on lifting the current fracking moratorium covering much of the state,” Ms Hammond said.
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