Bulgaria has now joined France in banning hydraulic fracturing and followed it by cancelling a gas exploration permit it granted to energy giant Chevron.
The Queensland Greens say it is proof that the Queensland Government has rushed into promoting the industry without full consideration of all the issues.
The Queensland Greens say that today's second blockade in the Beaudesert region proves how hollow the Premier's promises to protect southeast Queensland from mining are.
The Keep the Scenic Rim Scenic and Lock the Gate blockade of gas drilling in the Beaudesert region at Kerry was today extended to a rig at Boonah.
A Liberian vessel carrying more than 67,000 tonnes of coal has been discovered to have a cracked hull, and is now anchored off Hay Point in Mackay, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
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