River on Fire – level 3
Australian lawmaker, Jeremy Buckingham, set Queensland’s Condamine River on fire to show the impact of the coal seam gas industry and fracking operations nearby.
In the video, you can see the MP putting a lighter to the river, which ignites a huge flame. After recovering from shock, Buckingham says a few words about what has occurred, advocating for a stop to the drilling of methane gas just a kilometre away.
Difficult words: impact (an effect), coal seam gas (a type of gas which is mostly the methane gas), fracking (putting a liquid in the ground to make gas or oil come out), MP (a member of parliament), ignite (start), huge (very big), advocate (speak for or against something).
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