Premier Mark McGowan, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston and Environment Minister Stephen Dawson respond to questions from the media about hydraulic fracturing.
Hydraulic fracturing will not be permitted over 98 per cent of Western Australia and, for the first time, traditional owners and farmers will have the right to say no to oil and gas production from fracking on their land. The
State Government will only lift the fracking moratorium on existing onshore petroleum titles following an independent scientific inquiry finding the risk to people and the environment is low. Under new world-class strict controls as part of the McGowan Government's balanced response to the scientific inquiry, fracking can only be approved on land covered by existing exploration and production licences, or about two per cent of the State.
Premier's Video |
Media Statement | Fracking Inquiry: https://frackinginquiry.wa.gov.au/ |
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