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Australian MP sets river on fire, blames fracking

April 24, 2016 | 01:07 am PT
An Australian Greens MP sets fire to a river to show what he says is the apparent impact of the coal seam gas industry and fracking operations nearby.

Australian lawmaker Jeremy Buckingham is putting a lighter to a river in Queensland.

"Unbelievable, a river on fire," he says. "Don't let it burn the boat."

He wants to show the apparent impact of the coal seam gas industry and fracking operations nearby.

"Sometimes a picture says a thousand words. Have a look at this, the Condamine River in South West Queensland on fire, the fracking just a kilometre away, methane coming up and now the river is alight. Unbelievable, the most incredible thing I've seen, a tragedy in the Murray-Darling Basin," Buckingham says.
 
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