River on Fire – level 1
This news is from Australia. An Australian MP is on a boat in a river. He has a lighter. He puts the lighter near the river and the river gets on fire! Someone films everything.
Water does not burn, but methane does. Methane is a type of gas. It is coming up the river. It is coming up because there is a fracking site. The MP wants to stop it.
Difficult words: MP (a member of parliament – a government), lighter (a small thing which makes fire), burn (to be on fire), fracking (putting a machine in the ground to make gas or oil come out so you can sell it later), site (the place where something happens).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What action could the Australian MP take to stop fracking near the river?
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