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Global Frackdown 11.10.2014 – International day against fracking [CZ]

Coalition STOP HF joins the World Day against fracking shale gas using hydraulic fracturing (HF), when hundreds of thousands of people around the world are protesting against waste and contamination, the devastation of nature and the environment by this method.(http://www.globalfrackdown.org/about/)

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Role of the American shale gas in the Ukrainian conflict

Czech Coalition STOP HF as the world’s first revealed the relationship with shale gas to Ukraine crisis in Ukraine and lobbying pressure shale lobby, which uses the American Congress to fight for the world’s raw materials … Now partially confirmed

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Collapsing democracy in EU?

JM, 16.1.2014 Joint open letter to EU institutions regarding EIA (mandatory EIA for nonconventional fossil fuels). 249 groups of concerned citizens and environmental organisations from 22 countries, mobilised against the development in Europe of unconventional fossil fuels, are extremely worried

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Fracking and Groundwater: Mora County, New Mexico Bans Oil & Gas Drilling

Posted May 2013 Ammy Mall Mora County, New Mexico is the first county in the country to ban drilling and fracking. They did it to protect their groundwater.  The new county ordinance also established a local Bill of Rights that confirms the

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Request for Information To Inform Hydraulic Fracturing Research Related to Drinking Water Resources

A Notice by the Environmental Protection Agency on 04/30/2013 The EPA is extending its deadline for the public to submit data and scientific literature to inform EPA’s research on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources from April 30, 2013

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Austria

Political Situation Politically the situation seems difficult: The environment Minister said “No” to drilling with “actual technology”, which means that he left the backdoor open to change his opinion, however he is without formal power. The economic Minister wants to

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Belgium

Political situation The Flemish Government passed a law in 2009 specifically to lay out legal framework for coal bed methane extraction In 2011 a regional investment company owned by the Flemish government set up a new company in partnership with

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria has an official ban for shale gas exploration and extraction made by the Parliament on 18th of January 2012. The same decision was strengthened on 14th of June by the Parliament in the most important point number 1 ->

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Czech Republic

Political situation A law banning fracking was introduced to the upper chamber of the parliament by Petr Pakosta, formerly a conservative, now an independent MP. The law is being opposed mainly by the Ministry of the environment (headed by Tomas

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England-Wales

Political situation There’s still a de facto moratorium on fracking after first test-frack triggered earthquakes in April 2011. A Government decision is expected soon and they will almost certainly say fracking can start again. The key will be what conditions

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