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Fired French Minister Says Shale Backers Sought Her Scalp - Bloomberg

Former French Environment Minister Delphine Batho said she lost her job because of her support for a ban on shale drilling and lower dependence on nuclear power.

"The battle crystallized notably on the question of shale gas and more discreetly on the reduction of nuclear in France," Batho said at a press conference yesterday at the National Assembly in Paris. "These forces that I am talking about wanted my scalp."

...Socialist lawmaker Philippe Martin was appointed to replace Batho. He is a longtime critic of hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas, which is banned in France, and genetically modified organisms.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jul 5th, 2013 at 02:24:38 PM EST

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