Shale gas Raising awareness about the impacts of unconventional oil and gas on the climate, the environment and health

22 January 2014

Europe is opening its doors to dirty and dangerous unconventional fossil fuels, Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe said today. The warning comes as the European Commission publishes a framework to guide member states on how to regulate shale gas which fails to provide mandatory protection for Europe's citizens against the environmental and health risks of fracking.

7 December 2013

Solidarity with Pungeşti

Antoine Simon and David Heller from Friends of the Earth Europe, travelled to the village of Pungeşti in Romania this weekend to observe and document the village's resistance to shale gas. The community's stand against Chevron has become one of the front lines of the struggle against dirty energy in Europe.

Shale gas and other unconventional oil and gas pose a serious threat to the climate, the environment and local communities. The extraction of these fuels, like shale gas, leads to ground-water contamination, serious health impacts, and significantly higher carbon emissions than other fossil fuels.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe believes that if these forms of gas and oil are exploited in Europe, our climate and renewable energy targets will be put in jeopardy and unacceptable risks will be imposed on communities and the environment.

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