Gasland II and Fracking in WA

Last week we screened Gasland II, all about how ‘Fracking’ (hydraulic fracturing) has polluted water and politics in the USA, and it was pretty scary!

This industry is looking to take off in WA with test wells planned in two locations in regional WA in the next few months. You can watch a 7:30 WA report on it from the other week here: Mid West community unhappy with fracking plans

But here’s the fantastic news, over the weekend, Central Greenough (south of Geraldton) just became the first ‘Gasfield Free Community’ in WA! Over 96% of the community said no to unconventional gas.

Celebrating the first WA Gasfield Free Community! (Photo Jaime Yallup Farrant)

Celebrating the first WA Gasfield Free Community! (Photo Jaime Yallup Farrant)

Great work Greenough, we support regional Australians protecting their land and water! Make sure you tell your MP that you support protecting our land and water via Clean Water, Healthy Land.

Greenough gasfield free

Over 96% of the local community said no to unconventional gas (Photo Jaime Yallup Farrant)

You might also like to watch this recent Australian Story on how fracking is bringing together unlikely allies, Greens, farmers and shock jock Alan Jones. Available on Iview until 9 pm tonight

Celebration time (photo Jaime Yallup Farrant)

Celebration time
(photo Jaime Yallup Farrant)

Local article in the Geraldton Guardian

Local article in the Geraldton Guardian

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3 responses to “Gasland II and Fracking in WA

  1. Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the notice  on GasLand 2. I saw GasLand  1 and have followed the literature out of the US . US Congress Releases Report on Toxic Chemicals used i Fracking Jay Kimball 17 April 1974

    Methane and Greenhouse -Gas Footprint of Natural Gas from Shale Formations. Howarth  Robert,William , Santoro, Rence and Ingraffea, Anthony 1 Howgath and Santoro are from the dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell Univerity, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA. 2 Ingraffea School of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univerisity, Ithaca NY 14583 USA

    Concludes Considering a 20 yr time horizon  the GHG  footprint is at least 20% greater and perhaps mor than twice as great as coal expressed per quantity of energy available during combustion. These results were based on samples from randomly chosen wells.

    Recently CSIRO samples well designed by the industry in NSW and found that fugitive  losses was only 0.21%   but this was not a scientific planned monitory. We need the truth before one more well is drilled. How can we when the monitory has been handed of from an environmental agency to the Departments of Minerals and Energy????

    regards

    John Janes

  2. Please downlaod the attached and spread the message so the future of our world  can be saved.

    Best regardsJohn Janes

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