French Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot proposed on Wednesday (6 September) a bill to end the modest production of hydrocarbons in France, hoping to lead by example. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest France reports.
The text will be presented to the Council of Ministers by Hulot, fulfilling a promise of Macron’s presidential campaign.
The law stipulates that no new hydrocarbon exploration license will be granted, which will stop the search for new oil or gas deposits.
This decision is “more than symbolic,” Nicolas Hulot said Tuesday, after a meeting at the Elysée with environmental…