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The Floating Storage Regasification Unit in motion, the Environmental Charter on hand Volume 49, issue 1, March 2024

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Maîtresse de conférences en droit public

Université Paris Nanterre, Centre de théorie et analyse du droit, UMR 7074

In its decision of August 12, 2022, the French Constitutional Council validated the installation of a floating LNG terminal at the port of Le Havre. In so doing, it adopted an unprecedented interpretation of the right to live in a healthy environment. This contribution analyzes the discrepancy in the decision between the favorable solution to the installation of the floating port, on the one hand, and the energetic interpretation of the Environmental Charter, on the other.