Conservationists and landholders say the West Australian government will only go part of the way towards properly regulating the controversial gas extraction method known as fracking.

A Legislative Standing Committee on Environment report into hydraulic fracturing made 12 recommendations to the WA government on Thursday, including banning the use of dangerous chemicals and increasing fines for companies that commit offences. But the government’s response to the 12 recommendations – 10 of which it accepted at least…