France maintains shale gas ban: environment minister

Agence France-Presse: France has no intention of lifting its ban on shale gas exploration because of continued concerns over its environmental impact, Environment and Energy Minister Delphine Batho said Friday. "The government clearly and distinctly maintains the ban on exploiting shale gas because nowhere in the world has it been proven that this exploitation can be done without significant environmental damage and important health risks," Batho told BFMTV. "Nothing in the government's agenda today foresees a reconsidering......

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