@GreenpeaceAustP tweets related to: Barrier Reef, Shale Oil, Threat, Queensland, Lifts

The Queensland government will lift a 20-year ban on shale oil mining in the state, opening up a new battlefront with conservationists. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps is set to announce the state government will allow the development of a commercial oil shale industry when he visits the Queensland Energy Resources Limited pilot plant near Gladstone on Wednesday.
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As if the Great Barrier Reef needed another threat: 'Queensland lifts ban on shale oil mining' http://t.co/KdouxEyB #qldpol #ReefatRisk

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