FoE members and friends are invited to make a submission into gas fracking in the south east of SA around the Mt Gambier region. See below and contact Robyn for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiry into fracking in South Eastern South Australia
by Cam Walker FoE Melbourne
On 19th November 2014, a motion by Greens MP Mark Parnell to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fracking in the South East of SA was passed by the Legislative Council.
Submissions are now being called by the Natural Resources Committee of the SA Parliament.
The Terms of Reference are to consider:
Potential risks and impacts in the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to produce gas in the South East of SA and in particular:
The risks of groundwater contamination;
The impacts upon landscape;
The effectiveness of existing legislation and regulation; and
The potential net economic outcomes to the region and the rest of the state.
Please write a brief submission expressing your concerns about this industry. Simply explain your concerns, add a link to references where you have them, include your name and contact details and send to:
Executive Officer, Natural Resources Committee, GPO Box 572, Adelaide SA 5001, or email: email@example.com
Please note that the deadline for submissions is 31st January 2015.
Contact details for enquiries: Ph: (08) 8237 9442, Fax: (08) 8231 9130 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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