It’s been such a beautiful week. We are so lucky to live in an area incredibly rich in outdoor activities. We spent time at the beach, swimming at the pool, enjoying a picnic with a friend and ran amok in the yard as the sun began to set each night.
That being said – beyond our personal activities; today is an important day for the region. The Inquiry into Fracking has now closed it’s scientific submission period.
I’ve written a personal submission and also helped local group P.O.W.E.R Eneabba with their group submission as well. Many other concerned citizens across the region have also picked up pens, and participated in Lock the Gate workshops to prepare and submit for themselves. It’s encouraging to see people have hope and passion to keep on protecting this special place. A statement in the press claimed there were approximately 8,500 individual submissions received by the panel.
The loosely regulated gas industry has been causing disruption in the community since 2012 and are well poised to roll out the invasive gas wells across the region in as near as 2020.
Things are now coming to a head.
We now wait with baited breath to see what the results will be.
Here’s hoping that there are advocates for farmers, the environment and water rights amongst the policy makers sitting in office.
One way you can still help influence positive change, is to sign this petition/.
It calls on the government to impose a full ban on fracking to protect all citizens in the State of West Australia from the risks of water contamination, disruption to the local commerce, agriculture and ecology.
Can you help?