News Digest Item
23 Jun 2016

“A successful compromise“

die tageszeitung

The compromise restricting hydraulic fracturing in Germany is a big success for the technique’s critics, writes Malte Kreutzfeldt in an opinion piece in die tageszeitung. “A complete ban of all kinds of fracturing, as the opponents demand, was politically hopeless – and without an agreement for a new law, companies could have forced any form of fracturing in court,” writes Kreutzfeldt. Now, the “really harmful” type of fracturing was stopped and the less harmful conventional fracturing allowed only under much stricter regulations.

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