France's paranoia about fracking extends to US shale gas

Washington Examiner:
The French government is looking to ban imports of shale gas from the United States to back a nationwide prohibition on fracking.

"I'm going to examine legally how we can prohibit the import of shale gas, and in any case, these businesses will have to shift towards other markets to import only conventional gas," France's energy minister, Segolene Royal, told an assembly of the country's lawmakers Tuesday.
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apparently she would rather rely on Russia and other less reliable providers than use LNG derived from US shale gas wells.   This has to be based on ignorance and a lack of logic.

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