Ban Fracking in the Kimberley
The McGowan government has banned fracking in the Southwest, Peel and Perth areas but given the green light in the Kimberley.
While the ‘spin’ has been that 98% of WA has been protected from fracking, the reality is that five million hectares of the State is now open to this polluting industry. Half the state’s fracking leases are in the Kimberley.
The Fitzroy River catchment, Roebuck Plains, La Grange and the Great Sandy Desert are all in the fracking firing line!
Through years of advocating to protect the Kimberley, we’ve found that the most powerful voices are those of the community; that’s you and your friends — it’s all of us. Writing a personalised letter to Members of Parliament, Ministers and the Premier works; thousands of letters can have a profound impact.
This is a terrible decision that Premier McGowan has made for the Kimberley. While Aboriginal people and farmers have veto rights over fracking, what we know is that as soon as a Liberal government gets into power it’ll be open slather and those rights will be binned.