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French Greens look to ban all future shale drilling with new draft law
Platts ^ | December 12, 2012 | Robin Sayles

Posted on 12/12/2012 10:22:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

France's Green party has proposed to parliament a law which extends the nation's ban on shale oil and gas exploration to all drilling methods, Green party MP Francois-Michel Lambert said in a statement Wednesday.

The question of whether France should mine its significant shale gas potential is high on the agenda of a national debate on energy which will frame 2013 policy decisions.

"It is time to definitively close the door on non-conventional hydrocarbon [drilling]" said Lambert, proponent of the draft law.

This is something the Socialist government has not been willing to do, instead choosing to outlaw hydraulic fracturing, the current commercial form of drilling for shale, based on health and environmental concerns.


According to the Green party's Lambert, a complete ban should be enforced so the government can move fully away from the use of fossil fuels and concentrate on promoting renewable power and energy saving...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: environmentalists; france; greens; oil
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1 posted on 12/12/2012 10:22:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the don’t need shale oil or gas... they have nukes.

2 posted on 12/13/2012 4:38:34 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

In their cars?

3 posted on 12/13/2012 5:59:02 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cheap energy means prosperity for the peasants.

Prosperity for the peasants means more houses and cars and landfills.

Cheap energy must be blocked at any cost.

4 posted on 12/13/2012 6:22:08 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: thackney

With a devalued currency and no job, what unemployed Parisan student protesting the cutting of their entitlement programs as the French economy collapses can afford petrol at 1.55 Euro per liter? I believe most student protests are easily accessible via public transportation anyways.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 7:44:34 AM PST by Rodamala
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