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German minister calls for fracking regulations by September

By Emma Hughes
Published: Monday, 18 February 2013

Country could be banned from fracking in areas where drinking water is protected

Germany’s Environment Minister, Peter Altmaier, has called for new hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, regulations to be in place by September this year.

Speaking in a video posted on the German government’s website, the Minister added that he plans to ban fracking in areas where drinking water is protected,...

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