Unconventional gas industries across the country are rapidly expanding, and Western Australia is on the brink of a drastic increase in shale and tight gas fracking activity.
WA has the fifth largest reserve of shale gas in the world - the North Perth Basin alone has more than twice as much gas as the entire east coast.
The gas industry continues to maintain that fracking is both safe and ‘clean', but there is a growing body of research highlighting the risks that shale and tight gas operations pose to our water, our environment, and the health of our communities.
Despite knowing the risks, the state government is offering incentives for the unconventional gas industry - including over $100 million in exploration subsidies and a 50 percent royalty reduction.
Fracking is not the sustainable, economic, socially responsible way forward for WA.
This is not the future we want for WA - join us by telling Colin Barnett to give up fracking and commit to 100% renewables.
Our governments must invest in renewable energy now, to create the jobs and opportunities that will drive our State to reach 100% renewable energy generation by 2029 and support our economy for years to come.
100% renewables can be a reality for WA - read more about the Greens' Clean Energy Roadmap for WA.