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Austrian Environmental Minister Against Fracking

Published: July 3, 2012; 15:39 · (Vindobona)

Nikolaus Berlakovich thinks that shale gas is no alternative. Fracking would be „extremely environmentally harmful“.

Austrian Environmental Minister Against Fracking / Picture: © Reuters

The Austrian Minister of Environmental and Agricultural Affairs reformed the environmental impact assessment act. In future, shale gas drillings and test drillings have to be examined according to the environmental impact assessment act.

Berlakovich thinks that the shale gas reserves in Austria should be kept. „Shale gas is no alternative for me. However, an authorization…

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