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Poland’s Dash for Gas

Poland’s Dash for Gas

The ‘dash for gas’ has gone East and the fracking multinationals have moved in to secure the sizable shale deposits lying deep in Poland’s underbelly. Advocates say this will bring prosperity and jobs, but opponents cite the US experience — where fracking has been marred by environmental and social concerns — and fear it could be the final nail in the coffin for Poland’s traditional rural communities.

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5:25AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

thanks for sharing

9:41PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

I would like to see fracking banned everywhere nations.

11:31AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Are we really so desperate that we can sacrifice our homeland for profit ( and a few jobs for the well connected)? If it was a matter of life and death, one could understand. But out of greed ...?

6:50AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

8:42AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Ban fracking worldwide please!

5:57PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

This is so very disappointing and depressing for me. (And, btw, I love you, Jane H., for your comment!) As a first-generation American of Polish descent, I feel a strong link to that country, and one of the highlights of my entire life came a couple of summers ago, when I was able to take my son there. The countryside there is charming and gorgeous ~ I wish I could share some of my pictures with you. (In addition, but probably not as important in this debate, certain vistas reminded me of my mother telling me about those very things: the little clouds in a bright blue sky, fields bordered by forests, white lace curtains in the windows of villagers' dark-wood homes.) I hope the Poles realize just how special their land is and rally to take care of it. ♡♡

2:03PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Poland is such a beautiful country---I hope it is not ruined. Why doesn't somebody decide about fracking one way or another--we need the scientists to declare it safe or unsafe. I love Poland and its people!

1:31PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Can someone put an end and make fracking absolutely illegal? No- please Poland, get involved and say NO,No,No.

1:29PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Ban fracking globally please!!!

1:24PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Poland cannot handle the problems that fracking causes. Hopefully this is stopped before it happens.

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