"Comparing the fracked wells of the 1950s with those of today is like comparing a stick of dynamite, which was first patented in 1867, with a modern bunker-buster bomb. Sure, they are a continuation of sorts, but the differences are more important than the similarities. Things are souped up to a whole new extreme."
Adam Briggle - ‘A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking’ Liveright Publishing Corporation. New York and London. 2015.
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#1 No Fracking WAy: The case for a permanent ban on unconventional gas and fracking in Western Australia
#2 Rights, regulations and fracking in WA: How the regulatory system for unconventional gas fails to protect people and the environment
#3 Unconventional gas in the Southwest: Response to open letter to Southwest residents from the Department of Mines and Petroleum
#4 Why Alinta Energy must stop supporting unconventional gas and fracking in the Mid West
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Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources - United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2016
Compendium of scientific, medical, and media findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking (unconventional gas and oil extraction) - Concerned Health Professional of NY
- Health concerns associated with unconventional gas mining in Western Australia: A critical review - Professor Melissa Haswell
Presentations from 'Science and Ethics of Fracking in WA' forum held at St George's Cathedral in Feb 2017:
Panel discussion introduction - The Right Reverend Tom Wilmot
Potential health and wellbeing risks and concerns associated with unconventional gas mining (fracking) - Professor Melissa Haswell
WA tight gas industry - review of groundwater and environmental risks - Dr Ryan Vogwill