Australia: Victorian State Gov’t follows though on commitment, enshrines frac ban in Constitution, safeguards regions from threat of practices not trusted or supported by community.

Protecting farming and tourism from fracking forever Press Release by Victoria Govt, March 5, 2021, Mirage News

The Victorian Government has followed through on its commitment to enshrine the fracking ban in Victoria’s Constitution.

The Fracking Ban Bill has this week passed through the Upper House and Victoria’s Constitution will now be amended, safeguarding our regions from the threat of practices that are not trusted or supported by the community.

Conventional gas extraction does not involve fracking, it is a tried and tested method to access gas deep underground trapped by an impermeable rock layer.

The restart of the onshore conventional gas sector is on track for 1 July 2021.

The onshore conventional gas restart follows three years of detailed scientific investigations by the Victorian Gas Program (VGP), which found an onshore conventional gas industry would not compromise the environment or our vital agricultural sector.

Contact: Mark Farrugia

Phone: (03) 8392 6913

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Refer also to:

2013: Frackez-vous: French court passes ultimate fracking ban; France’s Fracking Ban ‘Absolute’ After Court Upholds Law, Frac ban in France is constitutional, Judgement: Schuepbach Energy LLC

2014: Even Islanders working in oilfields out West oppose fracking in PEI: “We don’t want home to look like it does where we work”

2016 08 30: Australia: Junior company looking at grounds for lawsuit over Victoria unconventional gas ban. Newly elected Northern Territory Labor holds firm on fracking moratorium; Did they win the election because they promised a moratorium?

2016 08 30: Victoria state gov’t to permanently ban unconventional gas development; Fracking and CBM/CSG to be banned: “The health and environmental risks…outweigh any potential benefit.” Citizens hail decision after inquiry into onshore unconventional gas received 1,600 submissions

2017: WOW! Australia: Fracking Banned in Victoria, Giving Certainty to Farmers (& families, communities, food, land, water & air!)

2017: PEI Water Act passes with amendment to prohibit fracking

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