Scotland rejects outright ban on fracking

21st October 2015

Jim Radcliffe, the head of the chemical giant Ineos, owners of the Grangemouth refinery, has said that shale gas extraction is Scotland’s best chance to gain “economic independence”. His comments come in the wake of the … Read More »

Dutch government bans shale till 2020

13th July 2015

On Friday the Dutch government introduced a moratorium on shale exploration in the country until the year 2020. The ban was proposed by economic affairs minister Henk Kamp and accepted unanimously by the cabinet. The … Read More »

New York state officially bans fracking

6th July 2015

Last week the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in New York State by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state’s seven-year review of this activity. “After years … Read More »

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