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Why the frack would we frack? - Western Australians to rally against fracking

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam will join protestors rallying in Fremantle tomorrow - Saturday 17 August - against the controversial method of underground gas extraction known as fracking.

"The WA Parliamentary Inquiry into hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking' announced this week is a good idea given the Barnett Government's plans to massively ramp up this industry in the Mid-West, Kimberley and elsewhere in WA," Senator Ludlam said.

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Ban on fracking needed in WA urgently as Parliamentary inquiry is yet to begin

A moratorium must be placed on hydraulic gas fracking at least until a Parliamentary inquiry on the impact of fracking on land and groundwater is completed, the Greens warned today.

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam welcomed the news the State Parliament will conduct the inquiry, but said it would be "reckless to allow fracking to continue when the Government admits it doesn't know what damage it can cause".

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Old parties ignore shale gas risks

The Australian Greens have emerged as the only party concerned about protecting WA's water supplies from a future shale gas industry after the old parties today again turned down moves to impose Federal environmental regulations on shale and tight gas fracking.

"The Greens were the lone Party today voting in favour of modifying the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 to include protection of groundwater supplies from shale and tight gas extraction alongside protection from the coal seam gas industry," Senator Ludlam said

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Pricing carbon makes Australia a world leader in action against climate change - WA Greens

WA Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam say today's historic carbon price vote is the start of serious action on climate change.

"The passage of the Clean Energy Future package through the Senate represents a new beginning for our economy, with new industries and new jobs being created," Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Wild Rivers

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (7.07 pm)-The reason Senator McLucas did not get to complete her speech is that this debate has been crammed into 25 minutes on a Tuesday night. I would like to make some remarks before I comment on the substance of the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 [No. 2]. We are debating tonight the process that has brought us here.

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Greens demand Just Transition for Collie

Australian Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam will join protestors at Collie, in WA’s southwest, this weekend (19-20 Dec) to call for action by State and Federal governments on climate change and oppose the expansion of the local coal industry.

“This camp has been organised by young people dedicated to making the future a better place – and I wholeheartedly support their efforts,” Senator Ludlam said.

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