The petition opposing unconventional gas extraction in the Gascoyne region

The Gascoyne community request that the Legislative Council recommend that there is a prohibition on all unconventional gas activities in the Gascoyne region because of the unacceptable risk this activity poses to the community, environment and industry in this region. Unconventional gas activity carries a serious threat of groundwater contamination, surface water pollution and depletion of the ground water aquifers we depend on. The Carnarvon food bowl is the largest in the state with the value of production exceeding $103 million in 2012. It is vital for the food security of Western Australia to ensure that the land and limited water in this important food-growing region is protected.

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