Unearth the details
Western Australia’s environmental laws set out a process of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for proposals or activities that cause significant impacts or harm to the environment. However decisions as to which projects are assessed, and at what level of scrutiny, are at the discretion of WA’s primary environmental watchdog, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
To date there has been no formal EIA of any fracking activities by the EPA. This is despite referrals of fracking proposals to the EPA, and thousands of submissions from community members asking them to conduct assessments of fracking activities.
Please open, read, download and share the following briefings - although you might like to sign our supporter statement first [ here ].
#1 No Fracking WAy: Why it's time for a moratorium 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
More information about the risks associated with the unconventional gas industry can be found [ here ] and if you would like further details on any of the above briefings we will be more than happy to provide you with additional information. Send us a message [ here ].