Fracking is “Fracturing” the German Government Coalition

By Geert DeCock, Food & Water Watch Director of EU Affairs

Andy Gheorghiu, a German grassroots activist.

In early April, the German Environment Minister proposed new rules on fracking. One of the most eye-catching elements was the decision to ban fracking for shale gas and coal bed methane above 3,000 meters of depth. However, the minister also proposed some research projects on fracking, which would need to be approved by an expert panel and closely monitored. Fracking activities in Germany’s tight sand formations would also be …

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