With First Nationwide Fracking Law, Germany Approaches A Ban

Posted by Mike Confino, April 6, 2015

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On Wednesday, the German cabinet approved the country’s first nationwide fracking law, which would set the “strictest conditions for fracking” according to Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks.

The law, which now heads to parliament for debate, would ban fracking in specified regions “to protect drinking water, health and the environment,” according to the environment and energy ministries. The draft law would ban the use of hydraulic fracturing for drilling processes that are shallower than 3,000 meters, or almost 10,000 feet, and any fracking in nature reserves or national parks.

via With First Nationwide Fracking Law, Germany Approaches A Ban | ThinkProgress.

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