The French parliament voted in favour of a ban on the controversial practice of extracting shale gas through hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking” Wednesday. The bill still needs to pass before the Senate before it becomes law.
The French National Assembly voted in favour of a ban on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” Wednesday, a controversial gas extraction method that has emerged as a key political issue ahead of the presidential election.
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After gladly handing out permits to energy companies last year, supporters of President Sarkozy within the ruling UMP party scrambled to distance themselves from the practice.
Date created : 2011-05-11