Posted by: Bob Payne | May 14, 2011

France bans ‘fracking’ after months of protest

France’s parliament voted this week to ban a controversial method of extracting shale gas, but don’t expect British Columbia to follow anytime soon. “I don’t know what France’s environmental standards are and how they do their work,” said B.C.’s Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman. “I know we’ve been doing fracking here for probably over a decade or more . . . We have pretty high environmental standards. We track it, we watch it, and we’re going to continue to do so.”

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