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EU Bans extraction of shale gas in some regions

Ban on shale gas may be in a number of regions in the EU by the end of the year. It is clear from the interview with European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger, published in the German newspaper Die Welt. "It is absolutely right to
protect regions where are supplies of drinking water", said he.

Oettinger promises that by the end of the year, the EU will consider seriously the issue of fracking and environmental protection and will eventually establish uniform rules for the community. Through them to be protected regions with supplies of drinking water. Oettinger does not exclude categorically a possibility of yield of shale gas, where it will not be risky.

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