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The legal and regulatory framework for the EU's shale gas exploration and production regulating public health and environmental impacts.

Tawonezvi, Joseph

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Joseph Tawonezvi



Abstract

Shale gas has now become a major competing source of energy in the international energy mix scenario. In the European Union the 'Fracking' which is the technique of extraction shale gas is facing very strong opposition based on the associated potential health risks and environmental impacts which are not currently not adequately regulated. The European Union Commission argues that the current regulatory system is enough for controlling the impacts of fracking on health and the environment. However, this article will show that the EU shale gas regulatory framework is not, 'fit for purpose.' It will critically evaluate current European Union shale gas regulations and offer some recommendations for improvement.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2017
Journal Energy, ecology and environment
Electronic ISSN 2363-8338
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 1
Pages 1-28
Institution Citation TAWONEZVI, J. 2017. The legal and regulatory framework for the EU's shale gas exploration and production regulating public health and environmental impacts. Energy, ecology and environment [online], 2(1), pages 1-28. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40974-016-0044-5
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s40974-016-0044-5
Keywords Shale gas; Fracking; European Union

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