(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Economics Minister Habeck (Greens) has justified why he rejects fracking in Germany. One would have to “destroy deep layers of rock with great pressure and chemical substances in order to extract gas,” he said, according to media reports. “This is difficult under water law because it can have negative consequences for our environment.” Moreover, the approval process would take years.
There is a large amount of gas in the North German Plain, while the conventional production fields are “largely exhausted.” At the same time, Habeck warned against stopping gas imports from Russia and called for “prudent” action.
The Economic Council of the CDU had appealed to increase the use of German energy reserves. There is a significant amount of natural gas just off the German-Dutch coast, said the General Secretary of the Economic Council, Steiger.
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