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Newman Government set to let mining magnates destroy Qld water supplies with shale gas

The Newman Government's plans for shale gas in Queensland, revealed in a media report today, threaten our groundwater supplies, including the Lake Eyre Basin, say the Australian Greens.

"Queenslanders will rally against this latest onslaught to our agricultural industry, regional communities and the environment by the Newman Government," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, said.

"We can't let shale gas do what coal seam gas is doing to our precious water supplies, valuable farmland and changing climate.

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