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France May Face Legal Action Following Shale Gas, Oil Ban

France risks legal action by energy companies over a planned ban on a method of extracting oil and natural gas from shale rock, according to Environment Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.

“We could have a court case, yes, probably there will be one,” she said on LCI television today, adding that a law approved last night by deputies in the National Assembly was designed to “minimize legal and financial risks” although it could “open the way” to compensation claims.