This whole issue is far too compromised with differing interpretations …

Comment on Fracking: Do we or don’t we have adequate regulations? by Phil Walcott.

This whole issue is far too compromised with differing interpretations of what something means to run the risks associated with the potential contamination of our regional water supplies.
There are alternative renewable options that do not threaten our water supply. Why do we not explore those with more intense vigour? The constant dollar-driven mantra by the current government has become tiresome and without substance, with no mention of the social impacts (apart from some projected employment figures).
The whole push by government appears to be more closely aligned with keeping mining companies happy rather than investing in the future of the human and other populations of the region.
With a minority government now a reality for anything up to 12 months, there are opportunities for the Parliament to re-think the policy position and introduce a moratorium until such times as “the science” is verified. That would invariably be supported by an Independent / Labor majority as it reflects their individual charters.

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Always good to learn of such accomplishments from those of us who had a difficult beginning.
Happily shared on some social media. Thanks for being, Gordon.


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