Australia

WA anti-frackers vow fight, industry happy

Opponents to fracking in WA have vowed to fight long and hard against the McGowan government's decision to allow the practice on existing petroleum titles.

WHAT FRACKING OPPONENTS SAY

Lock the Gate Alliance spokesman Jarrad Thomas:

The McGowan government faces a long and difficult fight with fracking opponents

- Environs Kimberley director Martin Pritchard:

Communities across the Kimberley plan to campaign with protests bigger than those against Woodside's now abandoned proposal to process gas onshore at James Price Point

- Conservation Council of WA director Piers Verstegen:

Any decision to allow fracking in WA will be met by community resistance at every level for years to come

- Wilderness Society WA state director Kit Sainsbury:

The campaign to push for a statewide fracking ban is based on sound science backed up by enormous community support

- Maritime Union of Australia state secretary Christy Cain:

There will be a major ongoing fight if the government doesn't listen to the community, unions and their own executive and change their position

- Traditional owner Robert Dann:

NyulNyul people recently voted unanimously to oppose fracking protect the cultural, environmental and heritage values of their land to hand down to the next generation

- Mango farmer Rod Copeland:

Premier Mark McGowan is doing the bidding of the petroleum industry because no-one else wants it.

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