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French Senate Orders Study on Alternatives to Shale Fracking

Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- French Senate requested report on alternatives to hydraulic fracturing that’s banned in France.

* Senate’s economic affairs commission “considers that it

would be regrettable to outlaw all studies and research into

alternative technologies that respect the environment,”

according to statement yesterday * NOTE: President Francois Hollande has pledged to retain

French ban on fracking, adopted by lawmakers last year after

energy cos. granted licenses to explore for shale gas in

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