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France upholds ban on fracking

Constitutional Council to keep law banning the controversial method to exploit oil and gas deposits.

Last Modified: 12 Oct 2013 07:03
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France's constitutional court has upheld a ban on fracking.

The controversial method to exploit oil and gas deposits is hailed by some as the future of energy. 

But environmentalists say it can trigger earthquakes and pollute water sources. 

Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward reports from Paris.

 

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