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HON Stephen DAWSON MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

Government introduces strict new controls for hydraulic fracturing - Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson discusses hydraulic fracturing and WA State Government's position.

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.

Minister's Video | Media Statement | Fracking Inquiry: https://frackinginquiry.wa.gov.au/ |

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