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Austria

Mining Law (Mineralrohstoffgesetz) – Gesamte Rechtsvorschrift für Mineralrohstoffgesetz, Fassung vom 13.07.2016 Water Law (Wasserrechtsgesetz 1959 / 2013 / 2014) – Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) Nature Protection Laws of the Austrian Federal States and International Conventions (Related Links) – Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt) Spatial Planning/Regional Development Regulatory Framework (Related Links) …

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Belgium

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Bulgaria

Oil and Gas Regulation, 2016 – by International Comparative Legal Guides

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Czech Republic

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Denmark

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EU (European Union)

A: In general EUR-Lex provides free access, in the 24 official EU languages, to: the Official Journal of the European Union EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.) preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.) EU case-law (judgements, orders, etc.) international agreements EFTA documents other public documents. It also …

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France

Fracking Ban Law – LOI n° 2011-835 du 13 juillet 2011 visant à interdire l’exploration et l’exploitation des mines d’hydrocarbures liquides ou gazeux par fracturation hydraulique et à abroger les permis exclusifs de recherches comportant des projets ayant recours à cette technique Current Mining Law – Code minier actuel (Version consolidée au 1 mars 2011) …

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Germany

New legal framework on hydraulic fracturing (draft) – as voted for by the Bundestag on June 24, 2016 and approved by the Bundesrat on July 8, 2016 Federal Mining Act (Bundesberggesetz) Federal Water Act (Wasserhaushaltsgesetz) Federal Nature Conservation Act (Bundesnaturschutzgesetz) Federal Planning/Development Act (Raumordnungsgesetz) Environmental Impact Assessment Act (Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungsgesetz) Regulation on Environmental Impact Assessment for …

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Netherlands

Shale Gas Moratorium until 2023 “No drilling for shale gas will take place in the Netherlands during the current cabinet term. No commercial exploration or extraction of shale gas will take place in the Netherlands until 2023. Existing licences for exploration activities relating to shale gas will not be renewed.” Anouncement of the Minister of …

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Poland

Hydraulic Fracturing in Poland: A Regulatory Analysis by Justin P. Atkins (Washington University Global Studies Law Review) – Link – Acts and other secondary legislations regarding exploration and extraction of shale gas – Link – Geological and Mining Law – Link – Environmental Protection Law – Link – Water Law – Link – Spatial Planning …

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Romania

Petroleum Law no. 238/2004 – Legea petrolului. Legea 238/2004 – Link – (Romanian) – Link – (English) Government Emergency Ordinance no. 106/2013 – amending and supplementing the Petroleum Law no. 238/2004 – published in the Official Gazette of Romania Part I no. 767/December 9th 2013 – – Link – (Romanian) Mining Law no. 85/2003 – …

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Spain

Law 34/1998 on the Hydrocarbons Sector – Ley 34/1998, de 7 de octubre, del sector de hidrocarburos. – Link – Law 21/2013 on Environmental Assessment – Ley 21/2013, de 9 de diciembre, de evaluación ambiental. – Link – Law 26/2007 on Environmental Liability – Ley 26/2007, de 23 de octubre, de Responsabilidad Medioambiental – Link …

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Sweden

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UK

Minerals UK – MineralsUK is the British Geological Survey’s Centre for Sustainable Mineral Development. This website has a wealth of information on mineral resources, mineral planning, policy and legislation, sustainable development, statistics and exploration. – Link – Legislation & policy for land use and minerals planning In Britain the legal framework for land use planning …

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Hungary

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Ireland

Opening Statement of the Irish Environmental Protection Agency on Hydraulic Fracturing, 10th June 2015 Environmental Law and Practice in Ireland: Overview – provided by Practical Law  

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Lithuania

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