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As Russia fracks, Poland outlaws anti-fracking protest

As Russia gears up for its own fracking revolution, Poland is set to effectively outlaw anti-fracking dissent. The Polish government is proposing new legislation which campaigners argue would “effectively eliminate the possibility of organised opposition.” This is happening in a country where campaigners say they are already operating in a “climate of fear”.

Under new laws being proposed, groups will only be able to participate in the legal debate over fracking if they have been in existence for over 12 months.

According to an article in Natural Gas Europe: “This will mean that community groups and organisations which have only just formed” in response to the government’s new ‘fracking’ plans “will be unable to participate in decision making processes that directly affect them.”

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