The headline above has far more basis in reality than recent UK press headlines such as “Our Dolphins are in danger – from fracking ” or George Osborne’s father-in-law and the secret frackers of Windsor Castle. Let’s recall how France, as every anti on the planet knows, has banned even exploration with hydraulic fracturing due to the certain danger of the process. President Francois Hollande celebrated Bastille Day, not in celebrating the country of Descartes, Voltaire, Curie, Geoffroy, Pasteur and a host of others but by repeating junk science
President Francois Hollande said on Sunday that France would maintain its ban on the exploration for shale gas throughout his five-year term.
“As long as I am president, there were will be no exploration for shale gas,” Hollande said during a Bastille Day interview with top television channels.
He said the fracking technique used to extract shale gas presented too many “risks to groundwater”.
“We can see some consequences in the United States” from the technique, Hollande said.