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Fracking is about to start in Slovenia

In the north east part of Slovenia, next to Hungarian border shell gas was found bellow ground. The area used to be known as the biggest Yugoslavian oil field. Nowadays oil is long gone and area is mainly farmland with

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Lithuania to Amend its Tough Hydrocarbons Legislations

In what is already seen by some experts as a bait for Chevron, the Lithuanian Government is poised radically to amend its shale gas and hydrocarbons taxation which, notably, if passed, would fix tax “ceiling” for shale gas output. Chevron

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France’s Total to invest in Britain’s shale gas quest

London Jan 11, 2014 (Reuters) – Total is set to become the first major oil company to invest in Britain’s nascent shale gas industry, boosting the industry’s profile in a country seen as one of Europe’s strongest prospects for unconventional

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Europe opens doors to dangerous fracking

Europe is opening its doors to dirty and dangerous unconventional fossil fuels, Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe said today. The warning comes as the European Commission publishes a framework to guide member states on how

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Moratorium on fracking announced by Newfoundland government

Reviews, public consultations needed before policy developed, minister says Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley has declared a moratorium on fracking in the province. Dalley started off the fall sitting in the House of Assembly by announcing that the government will

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Exclusive: Leaked letter reveals UK pressure on shale

European Voice, 15 January 2014 By Dave Keating Internal document lays out strategy for convincing the Commission to drop plans for fracking legislation. A leaked UK government internal document dating from November, seen by European Voice, details a concerted lobbying campaign

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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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