Uruguay

Law 19.585 prohibiting fracking and creating the National Commission for Scientific and Technical Evaluation (CNECT)

Legislative
Act
Passed in 2018
This law prohibits the use of the hydraulic fracturing procedure (fracking) for the exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons for a period of four years. 

A National Commission for Scientific and Technical Evaluation (CNECT) is created within the scope of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining. In its action, the CNECT must take into account the international commitments assumed by the Republic, especially regarding energy, environmental and climate change policy.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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