In 2017 France will elect a new President. All candidates (assuming no President Hollande ) are likely to be in favour of fracking. The implications are obvious. Ed.
PRESS RELEASE - PERMIT MONTELIMAR "PASCAL TERRACE RALLIES AGAINST SHALE GAS AND HYDRAULIC FRACTURING"
PRESS RELEASE - January 28, 2016
SHALE GAS: THE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL OF Cergy Pontoise CANCELS THE REPEAL OF PERMIT MONTELIMAR
Member of the Ardèche
"PASCAL TERRACE - AGAINST SHALE GAS AND HYDRAULIC FRACTURING"
The Cergy-Pontoise Administrative Court today issued its decision on the legality of the revocation of shale gas exploration permit called "Montelimar permit", detained since March 2010 by Total, and then repealed in October 2011 the adoption of the law prohibiting hydraulic fracturing.
The Tribunal, which reported the end of December a decision confirming the repeal of license (Scheupbach ) Villeneuve-de-Berg, has this time rescinded the repeal of Montelimar permit, which covers an area of over 4 700 km² and five departments, including the Ardeche.
Pascal Terrace, Ardèche MP: "If the courts exploits loopholes in the previous legislation which I denounced at the time, we must now restart legislation. With my parliamentary colleagues who fight against shale gas, I support the proposed new legislation, clearer and more secure, to permanently ban exploration and exploitation of shale gas. "
He concluded: "The 130 applications for permits and thirty renewal applications must all be rejected. All exploration project and gas exploitation and oil shale and other unconventional hydrocarbons must now be prohibited. I remain mobilized, as a large majority of the Ardèche, against shale gas. "
NB Rough translation from the French.