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    Shale gas: fracking the Earth?

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Georgi, from Bulgaria, asks:

    Taking into account that in France, Ireland and Bulgaria the extraction of shale gas has been prohibited and in England and Germany there are earthquake and pollution problems after shale gas drilling, what is the European institutional position about this?

    Françoise Elbaz-Poulichet, a CNRS researcher, responds: