Yearly Archives: 2013

Good news: Committee EP – shale gas must be judged by EIA!

Today, during voting in the Committee on the Environment of the European Parliament successfully argued that all activities associated with shale gas (including exploration wells) are subject to mandatory assessment of impacts on the environment (Environmental Impact Assessment – EIA).

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Holland: Earthquake Via Fracking

JM: The earth trembled again in Holland due to a hydraulic fracturing! People repeatedly experiencing fear, crack houses. Seismographs near the epicenter measured the strength of 3.0 on the Richter scale. Next predictions of the Coalition STOP HF is filled.

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Rabobank will not finance shale gas extraction

JM: Very important news. Not only the greens refuse hydraulic fracturing in Europe and elsewhere: one of the 50 largest banking institutions in the world, the dutch Rabobank, refuses to loan for activities related to fracking. Here in Frack Free

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Romania: Granting of Permits for Shale Gas Exploration Stirs Media Reactions

JM: Natural gas brings messages about Romania permits for shale gas. link: http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/romania-shale-gas-exploration

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South African Anti-Fracking Activist Calls for Global Alliance

“We’ve got to stop doing this,” said Jonathan Deal, with a sense of urgency tinged with discomfort. Deal could well have been talking about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the oil and gas drilling practice he has tirelessly fought to stop in

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Romania Issues Permits for Shale Gas Exploration in the Dobrogea Region.

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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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