Media Statement – Hydraulic fracturing moratorium remains on 98 per cent of WA

September 6, 2019

The hydraulic fracturing moratorium on petroleum titles in Western Australia that existed as at November 26, 2018 has been lifted from today. This follows today’s gazettal of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Hydraulic Fracturing) Amendment Regulations 2019. The amendment lifts the moratorium on existing titles and prohibits fracking within two kilometres of gazetted public […]

Media Statement – New hydraulic fracturing approach aims for balance

July 12, 2019

A whole-of-government Implementation Plan was today released which outlines the State Government’s response to the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation. The Departments of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER); and Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) are co-chairing a Senior Officials Steering Group which developed the Plan. The steering group is focusing on […]

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