Colombia´s Inspector General’s Office asks State Council to withdraw decrees that allow fracking in Colombia

The Office of the Inspector General asked the Council of State to declare as null Decrees 3004 of 2013 and Resolution 90341 of 2014, which established the criteria and procedures for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in unconventional deposits, such as fracking, on grounds of incompatibility with the precautionary principles of sustainable development foreseen in the Constitution. This request takes into account the posibility of damage to the environment, especially the contamination of groundwater and surface water, the increase in seismic activity in places where develops the practice and a potential harm to human health.

Source: RCN Radio