Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Yawuru People - Making a stand against fracking reaching thousands of people as they make their way to the races in Broome today.

The Mining Company Buru - lead this risky environmental venture which could be just another failed attempt by a Company to run roughshod over communities in NW Australia. Woodside’s withdrawal from James Price Point in 2013 and more recently French nuclear power giant Areva has abandoned a Kimberley uranium project. With Buru’s falling share price, No Social Licence, delays and low cash flow the writing seems to be on the wall. Buru are also refusing to release information to the community regarding the chemicals they plan to use.

In short - Fracking is the process of drilling then injecting fluid, much of it toxic, into the ground at high pressure, to fracture gas-bearing rocks to release natural gas.

During this process, methane gas and toxic chemicals can leak from wells and contaminate nearby groundwater. Broome draws its drinking water from the ground. Buru Energy have plans to frack the Kimberley. The US, there have been more than 1000 documented cases of water contamination near areas of gas drilling.

Some of the countries that have banned fracking are France, Bulgaria and Northern Ireland. The Australian state of Victoria currently has a moratorium on fracking.

Here in WA the state Government fully supports fracking. 
Damian Kelly

Friday, August 1, 2014

Unconventional gas in WA Canning Basin faces opposition

Buru Yulleroo Wells

29th July 2014

Thursday 31 July 2014 6:35AM
The Kimberley region of Western Australia is known to most Australians for its wild beauty. But it's also rich in minerals, and potentially gas.
The so-called 'tight gas' is locked deep underground in the sandstone layers of the Canning Basin in the Southern Kimberley. Optimistic estimates predict that reserves of unconventional gas could power Western Australia for 500 years.
But it's expensive, there are technical hurdles to overcome, and environmental groups and native title holders oppose the use of chemicals and fracking technology.
Buru Energy Carving up Country

Unmonitored well left abandoned