Birds of Prey Delay Polish Fracking Boom

By Bloomberg - 2013-02-11T12:04:29Z

Photograph by Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg

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Fracking Protests

France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and part of Germany have some form of restriction on hydraulic fracturing in place in response to public concerns and protests mirroring those led by U.S. activists including Yoko Ono. In fracking, companies blast thousands of gallons of water, sand and chemicals deep underground to break up rock formations and free oil and gas.

Homeowners in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming have complained that their well water was contaminated with chemicals or methane gas from nearby wells.