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Bulgaria: Protests Against Shale Gas Exploration

Published: June 10, 2013; 18:48 · (Vindobona)

Protests will make it problematic for the new Bulgarian government to lift the moratorium on shale gas exploration.

Bulgaria: Protests Against Shale Gas Exploration / Picture: © Flickr

Last week, protests against the exploration of shale gas were held at the Durankulak border crossing between Bulgaria and Romania. Protesters from both countries fear that the process of hydraulic fracturing will pollute local water supplies and land. In 2012 the Bulgarian government enacted a moratorium on the exploration of shale gas which resulted in a series of protests. Iskra…

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