France Could Stop Licensing Oil Exploration

The French Energy Ministry has prepared a draft law that would terminate the granting oil and gas exploration licenses at home and in overseas territories. In a tweet, Minister Nicolas Hulot said, “There will be no new permits for oil and gas exploration, we will vote a law this fall.” While some reactions to Hulot’s tweet were praises for the initiative, other commenters questioned the effect this law—if passed—would have on France’s CO2 emissions and the public reaction, which, one commenter suggested, may…