Gas Bonanza for Germany? Berlin Wants to Fast-Track Fracking

Germany's governing coalition wants to quickly put an end to a virtual moratorium on the controversial shale gas extraction method of fracking in the country, SPIEGEL has learned. Officials want to have plans finished before the federal election this autumn.
A hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" site in the United States. Germany may soon be seeing similar sites, SPIEGEL has learned.

A hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" site in the United States. Germany may soon be seeing similar sites, SPIEGEL has learned.

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