TV News LIES

Friday, Oct 24th

Last update08:58:06 PM 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...


Loaded with Lead: Washington state shooting range poisoned dozens

shooting rangeIn a cramped hotel room on Christmas Eve, a pale and hollow-eyed man embraced his two...

Orca Whale Calf Born to Endangered Pod May Have Died in Open Ocean

baby oca deadThe largest members of the dolphin family, orcas are highly social and intelligent marine mammals that...

British fracking plans delayed by county council

British fracking plans delayedPlanners in the British county of Lancashire said they needed more time to consider drilling plans...

Green groups say EPA underestimates methane leaks from fracking

Fracking report undrestimates methaneThe EPA has become increasingly concerned with reducing the methane emissions inherent in the oil and...
 
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!