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JNF warns shale oil project could cause Israel major ecological damage
Demands impact study before pilot operation.
The closer you get to the experimental drill site east of Kibbutz Beit Guvrin, where Israel Energy Initiatives is testing for the production of fuel from oil shale, the more the air smells of oil.
For IEI, the experimental drill site is bringing the company one step closer to commercial production that will change Israel's energy economy. But according to a report by the Jewish National Fund, the project may have serious environmental repercussions and must be opposed until an environmental impact study is completed….