Shale Gas Exploration: European Commission Launches Stakeholder Consultation
19 March 2013Environment and Energy Alert
The European Commission has initiated a Consultation on the regulation of unconventional fossil fuel (e.g., shale gas) exploration and development in Europe. Specifically, the Commission seeks stakeholder views on the need for additional regulation "to enable safe and secure unconventional fossil fuels…extraction in Europe." The Consultation period ends on 23 March 2013 and results will be made available on the Commission's website and at a stakeholders' meeting to be held by the Commission in April 2013.