Push for gas restriction
LNP is yet to promise fracking ban
We can’t afford to risk our precious farmland and water or allow our thriving agriculture and tourism industries to be destroyed. — Vicki Perrin
THE LNP remains the only serious political party to hold off on promising a total ban on fracking in the Wide Bay Burnett.
Labor joined the Greens and One Nation in calling for a total ban on the practice last week.
Lock the Gate Wide Bay organiser Vicki Perrin said members were happy with Labor’s call.
“I got the best shock of my life when the Premier told me that they are on board for a ban on fracking gasfields in this region,” Mrs Perrin said.
“The Premier and local ALP candidates have finally listened to the avalanche of community opposition to fracking gasfields across the Wide Bay Burnett region.
“Farmers and communities across Queensland’s gorgeous Wide Bay Burnett region, including the Fraser Coast, are blanketed by licences for fracking gasfields.
“We are very pleased with this no fracking commitment from Labor and look forward
to getting the detail in writing,” Mrs Perrin said.
Lock the Gate members are calling on the LNP to follow suit.
“Now it’s up to Tim Nicholls and the LNP to step up and promise to protect the Wide Bay Burnett and all the agriculture and tourism jobs,” Mrs Perrin said.
“We need a fully legislated no- go zone for gasfields and fracking across the Wide Bay Burnett region.
“We can’t afford to risk our precious farmland and water or allow our thriving agriculture and tourism industries to be destroyed for fracking.”
LNP member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington said banning fracking was a non- issue in the region.
“There is no CSG within the Nanango electorate,” Mrs Frecklington said.
NO GAS: Vicki Perrin takes a stand at a Grantham community meeting against coal seam gas and mining exploration.