TV News LIES

Saturday, Aug 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment French Government ‘Totally Opposed’ to Fracking

French Government ‘Totally Opposed’ to Fracking

E-mail Print PDF

France opposes FrackingThe French government is “totally opposed” to hydraulic fracturing, a drilling process to produce natural gas and oil from shale, French Environment and Energy Minister Delphine Batho said.

“As it stands now this technique is risky for the environment and health and that is why France banned it,” Batho said today in Paris after a meeting between Prime Minister Jean- Marc Ayrault and environmental groups. “The prime minister confirmed we remain opposed to hydraulic fracturing. The position is perfectly clear.”

Hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, is widely used in the U.S. The French parliament passed a law last year banning the process because of concern it can pollute drinking water, effectively halting plans by companies including Total SA (FP) to explore for shale gas in southern France. Divisions within the French government surfaced last week after Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg called for a debate on shale resources.

“The government is clearly leaving the door open,” Jean- Francois Julliard, director of Greenpeace France, said today after meeting with Ayrault. “If tomorrow the oil companies have another technique, I think it would be used. This worries us.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Greenpeace activists arrested after Barents Sea protest

Greenpeace activists arrested in Bering Sea protestActivists from the environmental group Greenpeace said they were able to disrupt operations at a Statoil...

Emergency teams battle to contain oil spill off Kuwait

Oil spill of KuwaitEmergency workers battled on Sunday to contain an oil spill near a joint Kuwaiti-Saudi oilfield in...

EPA to rewrite toxic waste limits for power plants

EPA rewrites limitso toxic wastesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to rewrite limits on toxic waste from power plants, the...

2016 confirmed as planet's hottest year

2016 hottest yearLast year was Earth's warmest on record, according to an international climate report issued Thursday by...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!