Romanian farmers choose subsistence over shale gas

Reuters: The small hilly town of Pungesti in eastern Romania could be sitting on vast reserves of shale gas and U.S. energy major Chevron wants to find it. But the people of Pungesti want nothing to do with it. Though most of them live off subsistence farming, social aid and cash from relatives working abroad, they would rather stay poor than run what they say is the risk of ruining their environment. Villagers have set up camp outside the empty lot where Chevron aims to install its first exploratory......

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