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Fracking Regulation in Switzerland

A report from the Swiss TV teletext:

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(I hope to transcribe and translate this soon. Sorry for you non-German readers.

The main theme is that the Swiss government has not approve a general ban on fracking for heat recovery wells (geothermal wells). Instead, each case should be regarded individually with concern for earthquakes and groundwater contamination. At the same time, the government confirmed the ban on drilling for natural gas due to CO2 pollution from the consumption of natural gas.)