Friday, 7 September 2012

EU study sparks regulation debate over ‘high-risk’ shale gas | EurActiv

EU study sparks regulation debate over ‘high-risk’ shale gas | EurActiv

Important study into shale gas by EU:
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"Tough new regulations could be slapped on the shale gas industry if the EU acts upon legislative and environmental failings identified in its most comprehensive analysis yet of the sector, due to be released today [7 September].

Shale gas drilling poses a ‘high risk’ to human health and the environment that is worse than that posed by other fossil fuels, according to a 300-page report prepared by the EU's environment directorate. It is also currently unregulated. "