- Current Issues
- Take Action
- Bills Introduced 2012
- Bills debated
- Budget Estimates Hearings
- Committee Reports
- Disallowance Motions
- Guide to Petitions
- How we can help
- Learn About Parliament
- Motions Debated
- Questions on Notice
- Questions without Notice 2009
- Questions without Notice 2010
- Questions without Notice 2011
Risks of Gas Fracking in WA - public forum
Jul 31 2012 18:00
Gas Fracking Risks in Western Australia – Fremantle Public Forum
Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren is hosting a public forum on Gas Fracking in Western Australia, on Tuesday 31 July in the Fremantle Council Reception Room at 6:00pm.
Ms MacLaren will be joined by Dr George Crisp of Doctors for the Environment and Alison Xamon MLC, Greens spokesperson for Water Policy.
Dr Crisp will speak of the reasons behind the increasing global concern over fracking, describing the environmental impacts of groundwater contamination and surface spills.
Ms Xamon will outline what is now taking place in the Wheatbelt and the Kimberley, its effects on agricultural land, along with steps the Government and communities need to take.
“Gas fracking is a fledgling industry in WA,” said Ms MacLaren today. “There exists the opportunity right now to ensure that the industry is accountable and communities don’t suffer what has happened in the Eastern States and the USA.”
For comment or further information, please call 9430 7233 or 0428 207 007.
|Fracking forum A4 low res.pdf||181.41 KB|