Thousands of Romanians Protest Against Chevron Fracking Plans

World | April 7, 2014, Monday // 14:02
Bulgaria: Thousands of Romanians Protest Against Chevron Fracking Plans Romanian environmental activists take part in a protest against drilling for shale gas using the technique known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking in front in central Bucharest, Romania, 06 April 2014. Photo by EPA/MIHAI BARBU.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Romania in a protest against plans by US energy giant Chevron to drill for shale gas, Sunday.

"Hydraulic fractures never heal," the protesters claimed regarding the drilling method used to unlock shale gas, reported.

The coordinated anti-fracking protests were held in nearly 60 Romanian cities and called for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, respecting the will of local communities and transparent decision making.

Chevron which was granted exploration permits in Northeastern and Southeastern Romania has rejected accusations of shale gas opponents and has assured its compliance with environmental regulations.

Despite local opposition, the company has started to build its first exploration well in the village of Pungesti.

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