Archive for November, 2014

EPA reassessing controversial James Price Point site for gas development

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James Price Point in spotlight again

Environmental impact assessors are again at James Price Point on the Kimberley coast, as the State Government pushes ahead to get the site ready for use by industry.

The proposed gas hub, 60 kilometres north of Broome, saw mass protests from those opposed to its development.

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Yawuru people camp out in opposition to Buru Energy’s fracking plans in Canning Basin

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Erin Parke

Broome locals opposed to fracking by Buru Energy have set up a camp at the Jackeroo turn off 9 November 2014

Broome locals opposed to fracking by Buru Energy have set up a camp at the Jackeroo turn-off. ABC News: Erin Parke

Broome locals opposed to a fracking program planned in the Canning Basin are gearing up for a wet season camp-out to try to stop Buru Energy’s work in the area.

In recent weeks, the company has cleared more than 100 hectares of land to lay a grid of seismic testing lines in the area 70 kilometres from Broome.

The mining company is also due to start a series of so-called ‘mini-fracks’, where high-pressure guns are used to test rock strength, at two wells in coming weeks.

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