Photo Gallery: Germany Puts Fracking on Hold
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Photo Gallery: Germany Puts Fracking on Hold

Fear of Fracking Germany Balks on Natural Gas Bonanza

Using a method known as "fracking," Germany could exploit domestic sources to meet its natural gas needs for 20 years. But safety worries have prompted government authorities to refrain from granting the permits that companies need to use the controversial technique.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan