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France completely bans fracking and oil extraction

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 22, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Greg Beach) last modified Dec 21, 2017

The French Parliament recently passed into law a complete ban on the extraction of oil and gas within any of France's territories. Beginning in 2040, fracking, oil drilling, and other extraction methods will be banned across France. Meanwhile, no new permits to extract fossil fuel in France will be given. Although this law highlights France's commitment to take action against climate change, it is primarily a symbolic gesture. France imports 99% of the oil and gas that it consumes, extracting only...





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