Monday, May 13, 2013

Shale Compendium: Switzerland and Italy

  • “The federal authorities won’t be intervening to stop prospecting. According to Federal Environment Office spokesman Matthieu Buchs, the government is monitoring the situation, but is not planning any restrictions on exploration” (Natural Gas Europe May 2011)

  • Leonardo Senni, Energy department at Italy industry ministry told reporters “there are no plans to develop shale gas in Italy because of environmental issues and because its potential in the country is limited” (Dow Jones March 7, 2013)

Written by Anna Leonenko, Research Fellow
Penn State Law, Agricultural Law Center
May 2013

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