PUSH FOR END TO FRACKING
I AGREE with earlier opinions shared by Dawn Jecks and Mary Ann Rath that if we value our water, our land, our health, our environment, our tourism industry, then we have to keep the pressure on Labor to bring this practice of fracking to an end.
If our State Government has the same values, they must implement a permanent, legislated ban on fracking and unconventional gas activities statewide.
Recently the Turnbull Government has decided to ‘offer a carrot of enticement’ to Premier Mark McGowan. If WA extracts gas by unconventional mining methods, we will receive the prize of more of our GST portion of the Federal pie.
A pie we in WA contribute the most to.
This is a form of blackmail, which I find totally unprincipled. Worse still, it promotes the lie that there is a shortage of gas and therefore we must concede to this pressure that will lead to more damage by fracking activities.
My thoughts are that the current mining exploration leases already granted need to be revoked and laws changed to give veto rights back to traditional land owners, so they can continue to be custodians of the land.
The veto rights would enable them to say ‘no’ to this devastating destruction, from this unwanted unconventional gas and fracking industry.
There will be a community local action group on Monday, August 28 at 5.30pm at the City of Rockingham Central Library, Dixon Road. LINDA RAY, Waikiki