French govt ‘clean fracking’ idea is 'backdoor bid' for public support


Minister Arnaud Montebourg is said to back extracting shale gas using propane but Greens and many in ruling Socialist Party are opposed.

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French Minister for Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg wants to re-open the fracking debate in France, where the controversial method for extracting shale gas remains outlawed for environmental reasons, reports FRANCE 24.