Contribution to a workshop organised by the European Parliament Committee on Petitions on the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in the European Union and its impact on the environment and the energy policy, from the perspective of petitions received
Client: European Parliament
The right to petition, contained in the Treaty of the European Union, is a fundamental right inextricably linked to European citizenship. It is an important and often effective way for people to be directly involved in the Parliament's activity and to have their concerns, proposals or complaints specifically addressed by the Committee members.
The Petitions Committee of the European Parliament organised a workshop on shale gas on 9 October 2012, in order to discuss several petitions received from EU citizens on the development of shale gas in Member States and the related current EU policy and legislation on this issue.
Milieu was awarded a contract to analyse these petitions and to provide conclusions on the basis of the allegations/questions/remarks presented in the petitions in a short note and to present it during the workshop. This analysis supported the debate by providing a clear explanation of the legal issues at stake.
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