IPC Petroleum France SA v. France
Jurisdiction: Administrative Supreme Court
Principle law(s): Law no. 2017-1839 on the end of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons and diverse dispositions related to energy and the environment
Side A: IPC Petroleum France SA (Corporation)
Side B: France (Government)
Core objectives: Whether placing an eventual expiration date on a fossil fuel mining permit in service of national mitigation goals violates the permit holder’s right to peaceful enjoyment of property.
SummaryOn December 18, 2019, the French Administrative Supreme Court upheld a decision to include an expiration date in a fossil fuel mining permit.
Related laws and policies
Law no. 2017-1839 on the end of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons and diverse dispositions related to energy and the environment
The law no. 2017-1839, voted in its final version on December 19th, 2017, and published on December 31st, 2017, modifies a number of articles from the French mining code and imposes an end to all activities of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon fossil fuels on the French territory, inclu...