Federal states do not plan fracking test drillings
German federal state governments are unlikely to allow hydraulic fracking test drillings on their land, writes Dirk Fisser in Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. The newspaper had asked representatives of state governments about their willingness to carry out one of the four test drillings that are allowed under new federal regulation. Only Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania “could not totally rule out” drillings in the future, writes Fisser. Thus – besides the general ban on unconventional fracking – “even [the test drillings] will likely not be carried out” in Germany, writes Fisser.
Read the article in German here.