Extending Frack moratorium a good start. Next test is coal allocation.
Friends of the Earth has welcomed today’s announcement by the Premier that the moratorium on the process of unconventional gas fracking will be extended at least until June 2015.
“This is a good start. Pushing the moratorium out to 2015 will take some of the heat out of the community concern over new fossil fuel projects” said Friends of the Earth campaigns co-ordinator Cam Walker.
“But it will not make the government’s problems go away. While gas exploration is allowed to continue, and the prospect of new coal allocations exists, the extension simply gives the community more time to get organised against these threats.”