Tuesday, 20 October 2015

France - The loophole in the loi Jacob

When the Sarkozy government ( who issued the first fracking permits in 2010 ) eventually passed the law Jacob or loi jacob in July 2011 banning fracking in France they ensured that the final version was greatly diluted. This meant that the loophole allows for 'exploration' and extraction of oil and gas by 'non-conventional' means. Accordingly, although the government of M.Hollande has essentially stuck to it's word and not actualy allowed hydraulic fracking, many other permits have been and continue to be issued.

Read more about this ( in French - use Google Translate if necessary to get the gist of things ):-


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