Thursday, August 22, 2013
The technology is newly being introduced into WA with only a small number of "fracks" having happened so far. However, the industry and government are set for a major expansion.
There are a lot of safety concerns given the industry has a poor record in other parts of the world. In WA, already there have been well casing failures from the fracks that have occurred.
This was the largest rally against fracking that has so far taken place in WA. It was followed immediately by a forum discussing the issue in more depth.
The rally was organised by No Fracking WAy which is the main grassroots activist group on the issue in Perth.