Emigrate to Australia – Victoria bans Fracking30 August 2016 by News Desk
Emigrate to Australia: The fracking ban is in response to widespread community opposition to these industries.
Emigrate to Australia: Campaigners believe that the decision by Victoria will lead to fracking bans across Australia and elsewhere.
A recent Australian Government consultation revealed a wide range of objections to fracking and other ‘new’ forms of onshore gas exploration.
“The fracking industry continues to lose friends all over the world,” says Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland.
“Community opposition to the fracking and unconventional gas industry has been fierce right across Australia and thankfully the Victorian Government has listened to these concerns.
Emigrate to Australia – Victoria bans Fracking
“This ban will undoubtedly increase the pressure on Scottish Government who will be looking at similar evidence to their Victorian counterparts. We hope Scotland will soon join the growing list of places who have rejected this industry entirely.
“The Victorian government stated that the legislation to be introduced to Parliament later this year will “protect the ‘clean, green’ reputation of Victoria’s agriculture sector, which employs more than 190,000 people”.
Research into the industry in Queensland has shown that 18 jobs are lost in farming for every 10 created in unconventional gas.
“We cannot risk our land and water to this dangerous and polluting industry,” Dr Dixon says.
“From a global climate change perspective, it is encouraging to see fossil fuels being kept in the ground. Developed nations need to rapidly move away our reliance on these dirty, destructive energy sources and embrace clean, safe renewables. Fracking should have no place in our energy mix.”
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