Hollande rejects shale gas fracking

Hollande rejects shale gas fracking by Hugh Carnegy, September 14, 2012 , Financial Times
François Hollande has slammed the door on the exploitation of France’s big oil and shale gas deposits using “hydraulic fracking”, risking further tensions with business leaders anxious not to lose access to what they see as a potentially vital energy asset. Mr Hollande said he had ordered the rejection of seven applications to open up the country’s shale deposits, citing “the heavy risk to health and the environment” of fracking…. [Emphasis added]

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