Hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States have increased dramatically over the past decade. Indeed, hydraulic fracturing is also growing in other countries. Germany, however, appears to be taking a different approach. Recently, Germany’s cabinet approved a draft of a bill that would restrict hydraulic fracturing operations in the country.
Fracking in Germany will be subject to a number of restrictions. For example, hydraulic fracturing is barred in nature parks and water bore areas. Moreover, companies cannot engage in fracking operations above 3,000 meters unless the drilling is for research purposes and an expert panel concludes that the drilling will … Continue Reading