Gas exploration could open flood gates to fracking

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST: Anti gas mining campaigners Evelyn Gordon, Brett Mashado and Jo Foster throw their support behind the regional movement.

THE State Government’s onshore Otway Basin release for exploration in the South East will cover 1734 square kilometres and could open the way to fracture stimulation, according to a high-level document for prospective energy companies.

Bids via a competitive tender process close in late September, which will see expansive areas of the South East opened up to potential gas mining activities.

According to the report for the tender process, 14 petroleum wells

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