France has been a true “lantern example” in our global fight against fracking.
Solidarity letter + signatories
In December 2015 American firm Schuepach lost its legal action against the French state to be allowed to frack for shale in Southern France (http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/france-fracking-free-shale-gas-schuepbach).
Now, Total has put forward another legal action to regain its Montelimar license in the South of France. “The French major might regain the Montelimar permit by the end of January, depending on the outcome of a court case that has not just sparked an outcry among green activists – anti-fracking groups call for a protest on February 28 – but also brought the shale gas debate back into national news.”
French groups are calling now for protest on February 28.
“Environmental groups are calling for a demonstration on February 28 in Barjac, a small town in the department of Gard, one of the five departments covered by the Montélimar permit which could be re-awarded to Total by a French court, according to a statement from Stop Gaz de schiste”, the national coalition against fracking.”
Please find a solidarity letter attached. It shall be signed by as many international groups as possible. It will be sent to the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and it shall also be read out during the protest on February 28.
Fracking: Ne rendez pas à Total le permis de Montélimar ! / Don’t give Total the Montelimar permit back
You can now download the letter here:
More supporters came in after the letter was sent. You can add
Catholic Network, USA
Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia, USA
Citizens United for Renewable Energy (CURE), USA
Pastoral Social de la diócesis del Alto Valle de Rio Negro, Argentina
to the list of signatories.