The Netherlands puts temporary ban on fracking ahead of further research

Author: llaria Bertini, Blue&Green Tomorrow, Published on: 20 September 2013

A decision on whether to begin fracking for shale gas in the Netherlands will not be taken for another 18 months until further research has been done...The three areas in the country currently considered for test drilling by British firm Cuadrilla will not be fracked until a detailed investigation has taken place over the environmental effects of shale gas extraction. This process could take up to 18 months...given that the government and energy experts will be looking for ways to minimise soil, water and air pollution...Cuadrilla said it is disappointed by the delay but that it is confident the research will reassure locals that fracking is not dangerous...

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