Fracking inquiry waste
Mark McGowan’s Government is setting up another inquiry into fracking.
In view of the Premier’s description of the current economic situation as the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression”, perhaps he could save taxpayers a heap of money by reading the one he already has. I am referring to the Legislative Council Report 42, which took more than two years to complete and was released as recently as November, 2015.
The committee of five, which included two of his own MPs, consulted widely with local and overseas experts, and visited some of the drilling sites. The committee concluded that, with robust regulation and monitoring, the process of hydraulic fracturing for unconventional gas in WA could proceed, and the risk of aquifer contamination was negligible.