Two-year delay in decision on fracking

A two-year EPA Study will delay any decision on allowing the controversial gas extraction method in Ireland.

24th November, 2013

The prospect of fracking for shale gas - a controversial method of extracting natural gas - in Ireland has been knocked back by the announcement of a two-year study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week.

Almost three years after licences were granted to explore the possibility of extracting shale gas by fracking, last week's move by the EPA means that it will be at least five years from the first application before any...

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