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Bill Johnston (left) with Mark McGowan and Stephen Dawson. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Govt to lift WA fracking ban

The state government will lift a ban on fracking in prospective areas of Western Australia after an independent inquiry found the petroleum exploration practice to be low risk.

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Mid West
I do not believe that fracking should be allowed. If a gas or oil field is uneconomical unless fracking is allowed, the site should be abandoned. To indicate that fracking will increase the available gas and oil supply, and in turn put a downward pressure on prices, is rubbish considering the quantity of gas produced in this state and the prices we pay. The state government should leave the ban on fracking until the next election and include a vote on whether to allow fracking or not. Let the people decide. We should be putting our resources into developing solar energy, the electric car etc. not to a process that has a potential to damage our environment forever.

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