Gas ban amendment push

TAKING A STAND: Greens MLC Mark Parnell.

GREENS MLC Mark Parnell has progressed moves to ban fracking in the South East, introducing amendments to state legislation to bolster the Marshall Government’s cabinet-imposed moratorium.

On Wednesday evening, the upper house MP introduced a private member’s bill that will ban hydraulic fracturing in the South East for 10 years.

Under the measures proposed by Mr Parnell and Greens colleague Tammy Franks, which will amend the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act, the minister


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