Anti-fracking protesters in Berlin last December (Photo: Jakob Huber/Campact)

Germany eyes rules for controversial gas extraction

Cancer-inducing chemicals, flaring tap water, sick children, dead animals, wasteland as far as the eye can see.

An award-winning documentary, GasLand, three years ago exposed the dark side of what the US says is its "shale gas revolution," which has transformed it from a gas-importing into a gas-exporting country.

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a novel gas extraction method applied to reserves which were too small or too deep to ta...

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