Does WA have a lot of experience with shale gas fracking?

 

This claim is highly misleading at best. There have only been a few test sites fracked in WA using modern methods for shale gas fracking.

In making this claim, industry and regulators have compared unconventional gas fracking with conventional oilfield fracking that involves only vertical wells, lower pressures, and fewer chemicals. The horizontal drilling and 'slickwater' fracking planned for WA is very different and more technically challenging.