As reported in the June 30 on-line edition of Le Monde, the French Parliament has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing — the natural gas extracting technique known popularly as ‘fracking’. The law had passed the National Assembly nine days earlier and then moved on to the Senate, where the measure passed by a small majority of 176 (yes) to 151 (no). This makes France the first nation to ban the controversial extraction technique.
Tell President Obama to vote “no”on commercial-whaling at the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting next week. This is it! It’s the final hour. If you don’t want to see the … [Read full article]