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In northern Poland, villagers are struggling against shale gas exploration that threatens to transform their lands and livelihoods.

Materka, Edyta (2012) In northern Poland, villagers are struggling against shale gas exploration that threatens to transform their lands and livelihoods. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Oct 2012). Website.

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Abstract

Shale gas exploration, or ‘fracking’, is on the rise, and is not without controversy with many concerned about its potential for environmental damage. In northern Poland, gas and oil exploration companies are increasingly making use of the technique with the full support of the government. Edyta Materka looks at the response of local villagers and Kashubians – a Polish-German ethnic group – who are forming coalitions and pressure groups to challenge the exploitation of their ethnic lands and the threat to their agrarian livelihoods.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 14:33
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 23:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50025

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