Monday, 3 October 2011


West Australian
28 Sep 2011, Page: 22

Piers Verstegen is correct in exposing the veil of secrecy of the coal seam gas fracking industry, which is now extending its influence into WA. There is the possibility that this may cause widespread contamination of our water aquifers by toxic and cancer-inducing chemicals.

The coal seam gas promoters are not keen on providing public information. The Barnett Government is also in a rush to approve coal seam gas and other gas projects, while discouraging investment in renewable energy These fossil fuels produce less CO₂ in their combustion than coal, but their widespread use as an interim fuel will still push global warming to dangerous levels. This will be their greatest threat to our health.

Greg Glazov, Gnangara