Concerned citizens and members of the Frack Free Future alliance gathered outside the Hyatt Hotel in Perth to protest against the WA Government’s support for the unconventional gas and fracking industry.
The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is holding its annual ‘Petroleum Open Day’ at the Hyatt throughout Thursday.
Concerned citizens - including business owners and members of farming communities from the MidWest, South-West and across the Perth Metro area – voiced their anger at the impacts of the fracking industry on groundwater, human health and other industries.
Jules Kirby of the Frack Free Future alliance, who is attending the Open Day, said it was astonishing that the WA Government is still so supportive of the gas fracking industry given the weight of popular opinion and scientific evidence warning against it.
“We’ve just seen Victoria permanently ban all unconventional gas and fracking, and an election landslide in favour of NT Labor in part because of their promise to impose a moratorium on the industry there – when will WA politicians get the message that support for the fracking industry is electoral suicide?”Read more