Archive for July, 2014

Yawuru vote to oppose fracking on land near Broome

ABC

Erin Park

Fracking operation

The traditional owners of Broome have voted to oppose fracking on their land, but have agreed to keep negotiating with the company behind the plans.

Buru Energy wants to use the contentious hydraulic fracturing technique at several sites in the West Kimberley next year, and earlier this month secured the support of Aboriginal families in the Nookanbah area.

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Buru delays Canning Basin fracking

ABC

Buru Energy has put off most of its fracking activity in the Kimberley’s Canning Basin until next year.

The company gained approvals to frack for gas at four wells, east of Broome, later this year.

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