Birds of Prey Delay Polish Fracking Boom

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

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The study also found a skylark, a sparrow-sized brown songbird that breeds across most of Europe, nesting next to the site. Because both skylarks and kites are protected species, PGNiG had to get permission to scare the birds away or wait until the end of the nesting season. The company started hydraulic fracturing of a horizontal well in Lubocino last month.