Fracking business (as usual)

6 October 2015

This report provides a detailed analysis of the European Commission’s regulations on how EU member states carry out shale gas exploration and production. Developed by Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe, the report says the Commission's Recommendation [1] is failing to protect the environment and the health of citizens.

Introduced by the European Commission in 2014, the European Commission's Recommendation asked member states to implement its minimum principles within six months of publication and committed to carry out a review of member states’ actions after 18 months. Based on analysis of this completed review, together with evidence from EU member states, this report highlights a number of inadequacies in the Recommendation.

[1] "Recommendations on minimum principles for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high-volume hydraulic fracturing"