Disasters

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  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has resumed shale gas exploration activities in the Romanian village of Pungesti in the wake of clashes between gendarmes and protesters made up of local residents and environmentalists who fear that hydraulic
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has halted plans to explore for shale gas in the village of Pungesti in Romania’s Vaslui County, but still plans to drill an exploratory borehole in the village of Gagesti, despite the objections of local
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:02 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Independent A Romanian parliamentary commission has rejected a bill that would have permitted Europe's biggest open gold mine. The decision comes after 14 years of protest and debate about whether the foreign investment and jobs created
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Protests continued in Romania’s Vaslui County this week, after US-based oil giant Chevron announced it would delay controversial oil exploration activities in the region. Thousands of resident of Pungesti took to the streets last week
  • 16 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report PUNGESTI Focus Information Agency Hundreds of Romanian villagers opposed to fracking blocked Monday a convoy of vehicles intending to start test drilling for US energy giant Chevron, AFP reports. Around 400 inhabitants of the eastern village of Pungesti,
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Oil giant Chevron has received a permit for its first shale gas exploration borehole, to be drilled in Pungesti, a village in Romania’s Vaslui County. The documents necessary for the permit were filed last winter. Several times this
  • 27 Sep 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Environment Minister Rovana Plumb said this week that the future of the controversial Rosia Montana gold mine project in the country’s Transylvania region will be determined by European law, because the river whose water
  • 10 Sep 2013- 06:52 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST BBC News Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta says he believes parliament will reject a long-delayed gold mine project. Ponta was speaking after thousands of Romanians demonstrated against the Rosia Montana project. The Canadian firm involved in
  • 4 Sep 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Turkish Weekly A two-stage EU funded project meant to tackle the aging sewage treatment infrastructure will significantly change Bucharest's ecological landscape. With Bucharest being the only EU capital still with no fully-fledged wastewater
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Balkans.com Romania’s Hidroelectrica, the state-owned hydroelectricity producer, has successfully tendered 14 small hydropower plants, in a bid to streamline its operations. The company raised EUR 10.6 million from selling the plants, which have a
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The Romanian government has granted oil giant Chevron environmental permits for shale gas exploration in Vaslui County, Mihai Faca, president of the National Agency for Environmental Protection, said last week. Faca said an