EU Energy Policy

EU Parliament postpones vote on fracking

The European Parliament has postponed a vote on whether to include fracking in the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive after it decided it wants a debate on the issue with the European Commission and the Lithuanian Presidency The European Parliament has postponed a vote on whether to include fracking in the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive after it decided it wants a debate on the issue with the European Commission and the Lithuanian Presidency.
By Andreas Walstad 12 September 2013 0 3990
Around 60% of the EU population is against fracking, according to European Commission data. (PA)

The European Parliament has postponed a vote on whether to include shale gas fracking in an update of the EU Environmental Impact Assessment Directive. The vote was scheduled to take place during a plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday, but a last-minute decision was made to postpone it until the next plenary in October.

A short statement issued by the parliament said MEPs wanted to hold a plenary debate with representatives from the European Commission and the Lithuanian Presidency of the European Council before voting on...