FOLLOWING the announcement by François Hollande on the blocking of seven shale gas permits in France, the website of the Ministry of Ecology has been updated.
The seven projects blocked are Brignoles; Montélimar; Lyon-Annecy; Montfalcon; Cahors; Valence and Beaumont-de-Lomagne.
You will see on each of the pages linked to above, section four features the decision made on each project, and in these cases they finish with arrêté d’attribution du permis / lettre de rejet although there is no link to the actual letter featuring the rejection decision.
Personally, the border of the Cahors permit went very close to where I live and so I've been keen to follow the progress of planned gaz de schiste projects.
And while it is good news to see shale gas plans blocked, the newsletter of a French protest group I've read is calling on people to remain vigilant as they believe industry lobby groups will not walk away and accept defeat.
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At last some common sense from our politicians. Well done!
Posted by: J Roger Clifford-Banks | 17 September 2012 at 16:27
We can but hope it puts an end to all future plans, will be keeping an eye open though!
Posted by: Craig McGinty | 17 September 2012 at 17:58