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December 2016

Thank you for making 2016 such a powerful year for protecting WA's environment!

Whether you were defending our beautiful State against the threat of fracking, uranium mining, or land clearing, you have banded together to send a clear message - our most precious resource is our environment.

Here are some of your recent highlights:

Protecting Our Water

Thanks to supporters like you, we are well on our way to reaching our Christmas fundraising goal - helping us keep fracking out of WA, and its toxins out of our water supply. Will you donate now, and help Frack Free Future run its strongest campaign yet?

Protecting Beeliar Wetlands from Roe 8

The week before Christmas, bulldozers began to clear Coolbellup Bushland in preparation for the Roe 8 toll road. To approve the project, the Environmental Protection Authority ignored its own policies, setting a dangerous precedent for future regulation.

Thankfully, hundreds of you are holding the Government accountable, working to protect Beeliar Wetlands as well as the future of environmental regulation. Leave a message for your MP.

Nuclear Free WA Meeting and March

In late November, Traditional Owners from Parnngurr, Kalgoorlie, and Leonora met with Labor MPs in Parliament to explain their opposition to uranium mining, and asked Members to sign a pledge opposing it. A few days later, there was a strong march from Vimy Resources’ Annual General Meeting to Parliament, opposing the company’s proposed uranium mine at Mulga Rocks.

Since the march, the Environment Minister has provided conditional approval for the mine - but you can help stop it here.

Alinta Petition Hand In

On Friday 23 December, Frack Free Future handed a petition of more than 5000 signatures to Alinta, calling on them to drop their contract with fracking company AWE. Frack Free Future were accompanied by carol singers, Santa Claus, and knitting nannas against fracking. Add your name to the petition!

Conference, AGM, and Awards Ceremony

We held our Conference, AGM, and Awards Ceremony in late November, where many of you joined us to network and develop new skills to better protect the environment. Some of the highlights were welcoming former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence as our new President, and presenting the Bessie Rischbieth award to Elizabeth and Shirley Wonyabong for protecting Yeelirrie from uranium mining for more than forty years.

Thank you for all that you do for WA’s environment - it’s been an incredible year, and we can’t wait to take on 2017 together!

In solidarity,

The whole team at CCWA

P.S. To help us continue to protect our unique wildlife and environment, please donate today!

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