Together, let's ban fracking and shale gas before it's too late.
Shale gas is a form of unconventional gas, unconventional referring to the techniques used to extract the energy sources, not the sources themselves. It is made up of heavily compacted mud and clay, and is much less permeable than ordinary rock formations containing gas. To extract the gas that is trapped in shale, horizontal drilling techniques and hydraulic fracturing (also known as ‘fracking’) are required. Fracking involves high-risk activities that can have a devastating impact on health and the local environment and has therefore already been banned by certain regions and Member Sates in the EU.