Calls to make fracking inquiry report public as it is handed to government

Published: September 12, 2018

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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Lock the Gate questions legality of billions of litres of rainfall captured by NSW coal mines

Published: September 10, 2018

Revelations on ABC News last night that the Maules Creek coal mine in the state’s North West captured over a billion litres of rainfall it was not licenced to take and use has raised questions about the legality of water capture by the Hunter Valley mining industry.

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Calls for Minister to intervene as mining industry guzzles water unlicenced

Published: September 10, 2018

The NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator has commenced an investigation into the capture of surface water by mining companies, as farmers in north-west NSW claim that Maules Creek coal mine has captured millions of litres of water without obtaining water licences.

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Polling reveals Upper Hunter voters support diversification away from reliance on coal

Published: September 06, 2018

A survey of Upper Hunter residents by Hunter Research Foundation Centre has found more than half (55%) of people in the Upper Hunter agree that the Hunter region economy should diversify away from reliance on coal mining. Only 23% disagreed.

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Sigh of relief for Limestone Coast locals after 10 year fracking ban passes into law

Published: September 05, 2018

The Limestone Coast Protection Alliance has thanked the Member for Mt Gambier Troy Bell and the South Australian Government for voting today in support of turning the promised ten year moratorium on fracking in the Limestone Coast into law.

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