A Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente (APA) decidiu que não irá submeter a Avaliação de Impacte Ambiental a realização do furo de prospeção de petróleo do consórcio Eni/Galp, ao largo de Aljezur. A APA tinha até esta quarta-feira, um mês depois de ter terminado o período de consulta pública, para decidir se o furo seria sujeito a AIA.
A nova proposta de lei surge no âmbito de um grupo de trabalho coordenada pelo deputado Luis Graça do PS, que se debruçou sobre uma proposta de Projecto-Lei do Bloco de Esquerda, uma outra do Partido Ecologista "Os Verdes", um Projecto de Resolução do Partido Socialista e uma proposta de alteração do Partido Comunista Português.
Authors: Isaac Orr and Mark Krumenacher. May 2015.
The global development of ‘unconventional’ fossil fuels (UFF) such as shale gas has provoked much debate involving scientists,
industry, political decision-makers, environmental groups and civil society.
November 2012 - Commissioner Overview
If someone had said eighteen months ago, that I would be releasing a report on fracking, I would have looked at them in puzzlement. How quickly things change.
Report for European Commission DG Environment - AEA/R/ED57281 Issue Number 11 Date 28/05/2012
Exploration and production of natural gas and oil within Europe has in the past been mainly focused on conventional resources that are readily available and relatively easy to develop. This type of fuel is typically found in sandstone, siltstone and limestone reservoirs. Conventional extraction enables oil or gas to flow readily into boreholes.
Land, water, and air are affected by the Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction process. However, the level of impact on all three vital resources can be alleviated by responsible decision-making of companies, governments, and individuals. All Pennsylvanians can be part of promoting responsible decisions through advocating for carefully written leases, enforceable state and federal regulations, and on-going monitoring.