River on Fire – level 2

30-03-2023 15:00

An Australian member of parliament was on a boat in a river. He then put a lighter in the river and set it on fire! Someone filmed everything.

The river is in Queensland and there is a fracking site just a kilometer away. Methane is coming up and that is what was on fire.

The lawmaker wants to put a stop to this.

Difficult words: fracking (putting something in the ground to make gas or oil come out), site (area, the place where something happens), methane (a type of gas which can get on fire).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What action is the lawmaker taking to put a stop to the fracking site near the river?


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