Fracking Moratorium Vote Falls Short in Europe

EcoWatch: Despite intense lobbying by the fossil fuel industry, today`s vote in European Parliament demonstrates that there is no consensus for allowing large-scale shale gas development in Europe. More than one third of MEPs--Members of Parliament--voted in support of a moratorium on fracking in the Parliament`s first vote on shale gas. Although the moratorium amendment fell short of a majority, the final version of the Parliament`s reports on shale gas identified the climate, environmental and health......

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