Originally, the government planned to ban the controversial fracking technique because of its incalculable risks extensively. But the plan is not much left. Other than a bad compromise.
The current direction was the right, in the end, the federal government still screwed up. From plan to ban the controversial fracking technique because of its incalculable risks extensively, is not much left. The bill now presented is a bad compromise
Instead of drawing clear red lines, the specifications were in last minute softened. Instead of the dangerous technology from Germany to banish her is even paved through the back door of the way. Although the water protection improved and tightened the requirements for test drilling. But also in the design is that a commercial use could be possible in 2019 already. Once again, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Chancellor Angela Merkel have put the interests of the industry to the citizens
A government energy policy and climate writes to the flags, would have acted differently. and it would have been easy. That the small German shale gas reserves are neither environmentally nor economically sensible to use, is known. A fracking ban would be no economic loss to Germany. However, rather than set the record straight, the Governing key to a clear decision around. The debate over fracking is not the end, it will now start in earnest.