It will be easier to obtain concessions for exploration and extraction of shale gas

The Ministry of Environment is working on another draft amendment to the Geological and Mining Law Act. In effect thereof, starting 2018, concession proceedings for extraction of some minerals, i.a. shale gas, coal and lignite, should be easier. The new regulations modify as well the catalogue of mineral deposits subject to mineral rights, which catalogue will be expanded to amber, noble gases and rare earth elements. Legal counsel Grzegorz Wąsiewski discusses the proposed amendments in an interview for the Newseria Biznes information agency. 

The interview is available here.