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French Court Keeps Fracking Ban in Place

France's constitutional council has rejected an attempt to overturn a ban on fracking, the controversial method of extracting gas from rock.

US-based firm Schuepbach Energy challenged a ban imposed in 2011 based on potential risks to the environment.

President Francois Hollande has opposed the technology, as have the Greens, a partner in the governing coalition.

France, which relies heavily on nuclear power, has some of the largest shale gas deposits in Europe.

Source: BBC. Read full article. (link)

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