Germany To Ban Fracking Indefinitely

By John Kennedy (June 21, 2016, 9:00 PM EDT) -- The German government agreed Tuesday to ban hydraulic fracturing for an indefinite amount of time, though environmental groups have said that the ban does not go far enough, according to recent media reports.

After a parliamentary vote on similar legislation had stalled a year ago as a result of disagreements between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and the left-leaning Social Democrats, the two parties have now agreed to an indefinite ban. The compromise, which has yet to be formally approved, calls for the German parliament to reconsider the decision in 2021, The New York Times reported.

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