Green Groups Laud Collapse of Oil Shale Project

SPNI win in the Elah Valley: Green groups laud collapse of oil shale project

The Elah Valley, thirty miles south-west of Jerusalem has been preserved for generations to come. The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee rejected a pilot program proposed by Israel Energy Initiatives to explore extraction of oil shale in the region.

The decision represents a huge win for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and other environmental groups, who have been campaigning for years to protect this ecologically important region.

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