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Australian State of Victoria Bans Fracking


Australian State of Victoria Bans Fracking

Friends of the Earth

The Australian state of Victoria has announced a ban on fracking and all unconventional onshore gas exploration. The ban is in response to widespread community opposition to these industries and a recent Government consultation that demonstrated a wide range of objections. Campaigners believe that this decision will increase the pressure on the Scottish Government to reach a similar conclusion when they assess the research conducted throughout their own moratorium processes.

Friends of the Earth Scotland Director Dr Richard Dixon commented,


And the PM of Australia (former Goldman-Sachs ( Australia) CEO), merchant backer and lawyer) has signed the TTP. Interesting to see what will happen next.The Australian State of Tasmania has placed a 5-year moratorium of fracking exploration.