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Protest in Sofia, other Bulgarian cities against shale gas

Author: The Sofia Echo staff Date: Sun, Jan 15 2012 1 Comment, 1911 Views
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Protests were held in 12 Bulgarian cities, including the capital city Sofia, on January 14 2012 against shale gas.
Apart from Sofia, there were protests in Plovdiv, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Shoumen, Pleven, Bourgas, Kazanluk, Dobrich, Smolyan, Rousse and Blagoevgrad, while according to Capital Daily, Bulgarians living in London and Copenhagen also held protests.
Protesters called for Parliament to put a moratorium on exploration and extraction of shale gas and for a legislative ban on "fracking", hydraulic extraction of shale gas.

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    #1 18, 56, Sun, Jan 15 2012

    Hopefully this time the government will do what they state publicly i.e. not allow shale gas extraction. If they fool the people again like they did with the Genetically Modified Organism that will be their suicide.

    Quote from WikiLeaks:

    "Minister of Agriculture Miroslav Naydenov admitted in a meeting with Ambassador February 11 that this moratorium (against GMO) is a tactical approach in order to achieve the strategic goal of passing the draft law"

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