South Australian Parliament passes Fracking Moratorium

The South Australian Upper House has passed the 10 year fracking moratorium in the South East of South Australia into law!

The fracking moratorium comes after a lengthy and sustained grassroots campaign from communities in the South East.

Photo above: Nick McBride – Liberal MP MacKillop, Dennis Vice – LCPA, Mark Parnell – Greens MLC Legislative Council, Troy Bell – Independent MP Mount Gambier

Angus Ralton chairperson of the Limestone Coast Protection Alliance said “This is a well deserved outcome for the community that has fought so hard.

Thanks must go to our local independent MP, Troy Bell for moving this Bill and to Nick McBride for getting the Libs on board.

We’d also like to thank Mark Parnell and fellow Greens in the Upper House as well as SA Best whose support was crucial in getting this Bill through.

Also sincere thanks must go to the heads of the primary agricultural bodies and local health professionals for their public support in the lead up to tabling the Bill.

While the community is very happy with this result, gasfields are still a threat to our region and the fight continues.

Conventional gas is being actively pursued in the South East and we are very concerned that conventional gas exploration will be used as a trojan horse to bring back fracking when the moratorium expires in 10 years time.”

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