Resistance Against „Fracking“ Grows

Politics ♦ Published: February 28, 2012; 23:29 ♦ (Vindobona)

The oil and gas group OMV plans to exploit shale gas in Northern Austria. Environmental activists claim a prohibition.

Resistance Against „Fracking“ Grows / Picture: ©

The campaign against „fracking“ gets more support. Environmental activists and suppliers of alternative energy want to prohibit the exploitation of shale gas in Northern Austria. The shale gas project by OMV must be stopped now, Umweltdachverband, Biomasse-Verband, IG Windkraft, Photovoltaic Austria, Austria Solar and Kleinwasserkraft Österreich claim.

The opponents argue…