Poland Shale Gas Controversy

  In this picture taken April 5, 2012 Piotr Puacz, a jobless electrician, speaks, saying that shale gas is a good alternative to coal and oil running short and expensive, in his vegetable garden just 300 meters (yards) from a shale gas exploration rig of the Talisman Energy Inc. in Szymkowo, Poland. Talisman is one among some two dozen international firms exploring shale gas deposits in Poland, which is hoping the fossil fuel will help cut 70-percent dependence on expensive Russian imports. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
In this picture taken April 5, 2012 Piotr Puacz, a jobless electrician, speaks, saying that shale gas is a good alternative to coal and oil running short and expensive, in his vegetable garden just 300 meters (yards) from a shale gas exploration rig of the Talisman Energy Inc. in Szymkowo, Poland. Talisman is one among some two dozen international firms exploring shale gas deposits in Poland, which is hoping the fossil fuel will help cut 70-percent dependence on expensive Russian imports. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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