French Media Leaks ‘Buried’ Govt Report On Alternative To Fracking – 8 April 2015

RT logoFrench authorities have found themselves mired in controversy after Le Figaro leaked a government-commissioned report that looked into a safer alternative to fracking for shale gas, banned in France.

The confidential report, which says that France’s shale gas deposits could be easily removed without the well-known method of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, was published by Le Figaro newspaper. Until Tuesday the report was apparently buried by officials, it said.

The paper was reportedly commissioned back in 2013 by then-Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg, who stood for clean mining for shale gas.

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