While the European Commission’s Recommendation on Shale Gas of  January 22, 2014 is not legally binding, it may have different legal impacts on EU institutions and agencies as well as public authorities and private parties in the EU Member States.  The attached article published in the Environmental Law Reporter describes four different legal scenarios that could follow from the Recommendation.

Note: Luca Tosoni is a trainee-lawyer in Covington’s Brussels office. He received his J.D. from the University of Milan.