environmental impact of shale gas

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Jan 18 '17 09:15

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs filed an appeal against a court ruling that stated that he can not simply refuse permission for exploratory drilling for shale gas, Omroep Flevoland reports.

The appeal was made in a case brought by British company Cuadrilla. The company wanted to do exploratory drilling for shale gas in the Noordoosttpolder, among other places. Kamp decided not to renew the company's permit to do so, given the social unrest on gas extraction.

Oct 31 '13 17:40

Today, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency published a report stating that rate of increase in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions was slowing because of more renewable energy use and energy saving.

Aug 30 '13 01:41

Fish mortality in the state of Kentucky, USA, is probably due to fluids used in 'fracking'. That is the drilling technique, used to extract shale gas.

Aug 27 '13 02:31

In the study, ordered by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the drilling for shale gas, the risks to drinking water do not get enough attention. That is the conclusion of drinking water company Vitens in response to the research, performed by engineering company Witteveen+Bos.

Aug 23 '13 03:17

RTL Nieuws announced that it possesses a secret report that states it is possible to safely drill for shale gas.

Apr 17 '13 09:04

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs has put the potential importance of shale gas for the Netherlands into perspective. The production is expected to be at most a few percent of the current conventional natural gas production. The House wants, as soon as possible, a debate with Kamp about the research he wants to conduct on shale gas.

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