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Love urges public input to frack inquiry

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MEMBER for Moore, Shane Love MLA has urged members of the public to make themselves heard at the upcoming Inquiry into the ‘Implications for WA of Fracking for Unconventional Gas’.

The recently announced Upper House Standing Committee on Environmental and Public Affairs inquiry will investigate the impact of fracking on land use, the use of groundwater and potential for the use of recycled water, the regulation of chemicals used in the fracking process and land rehabilitation following the hydraulic fracturing process.

In addition, Mr Love said the committee could broaden the scope of its enquiry to include other matters pertaining to fracking, should it see fit.
Attending two of the ‘Frack Free Mid-West’ sessions in Dongara and Badgingarra last week, Mr Love said the public should exercise their right to get involved in the inquiry and make a submission.

“We need to have a thorough understanding of the impacts of the fracking industry from an environmental, economic and social viewpoint,” Mr Love said.
“These were issues that I raised during the election campaign and I urge those with concerns to make a positive contribution to the inquiry and make a submission.”

Submissions can be made up to 5pm on September 20, 2013 and should be sent to Ms Margaret Liveris at Email: lcepac@parliament.wa.gov.au . Written information about the form and content of submissions is available at www.parliament.wa.gov.au (Choose Committees/ Legislative Council Guide to Making Submissions to a Parliamentary Committee). Alternatively, phone 9222 7229.

For further information: Shane.Love@mp.wa.gov.au or T: 9921 4818