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Published on 3 Apr 2015
On April 3rd 2015 representatives of New York based antifracking group Frack Action addressed a large crowd in the Ballroom of Romance Glenfarne Co.Leitrim Ireland. Frack Action were visiting the country to relay their experiences in successfully achieving a ban on fracking in New York State and encouraging Irish communities and legislators to strive for the same.
Watch the video: Dear Governor Cuomo
In this clip Frack Action campaign director Julia Walsh addresses the large crowd.
The event was attended by big numbers from the local community, and a number of cross party TDs,Senators, and County Councilliors.
Video courtesy of Love Leitrim. Twitter@loveleitrim www.loveleitrim.org
www.frackaction.com Twitter @frackaction www.goodenergiesalliance.com. Event organised by Good Energies Alliance Ireland, Love Leitrim and Northwest Network Against Fracking.
Members of Irish Anti Fracking Campaign and Right2Water Sligo meeting with Frack Action USA (Who suuccesfully brought about a fracking ban in New York State)
The “Revolver Raid” Arrives: A Wave Of Shale Bankruptcies Has Just Been Unleashed
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/02/2015 09:26 -0400
Back in early 2007, just as the first cracks of the bursting housing and credit bubble were becoming visible, one of the primary harbingers of impending doom was banks slowly but surely yanking availability (aka “dry powder”) under secured revolving credit facilities to companies across America. This also was the first snowflake in what would ultimately become the lack of liquidity avalanche that swept away Lehman and AIG and unleashed the biggest bailout of capitalism in history. Back then, analysts had a pet name for banks calling CFOs and telling them “so sorry, but your secured credit availability has been cut by 50%, 75% or worse” – revolver raids.
SUCCESSFUL NEW YORK CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST FRACKING VISIT LEITRIM
Three campaigners who have been at the forefront of the hugely successful New York campaign against fracking are visiting Ireland this week. They will be speakers at a public meeting in the Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne on Friday 3rd at 8pm. The meeting will allow people to meet them, raise awareness of the current situation regarding fracking in Ireland, compare our campaigns and learn from one another. It also will have an element of fun, with music, networking and celebration of local campaign successes. Continue reading
Seems like the German government announced its decision on fracking
and another link: http://www.dw.de/german-government-approves-controversial-fracking-bill/a-18354950
COMMENT BY FRACKING FREE IRELAND – BRUSSELS
I have been reading the reactions from campaigners and politicians most of today and all seem to agree that this law – if passed – would allow the fracking industry afoot in the door. I trust the viewpoints of the local people on this one. The German government has been very keen for months now to lull the public into a false sense of security. That’s very clear from the often erroneous press releases it puts out.
In my view, if the law is passed would set a very dangerous precedent for the rest of Europe, especially in Ireland where our government already plans to regulate fracking. Now it will most likely look to Germany and say ‘well, Germany approved it, so it can’t be dangerous.’
Rules can often be watered down to suit the industry. An outright ban is the best option. So we are told time and again by North American and Australian campaigners
For First Time In History, California Governor Orders Mandatory Water Cuts Amid “Unprecedented, Dangerous Situation”
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/01/2015 14:32 -0400
Amid the “cruelest winter ever,”
with the lowest snowpack on record, and with 98.11% of the state currently in drouight conditions, California Governor Jerry Brown orders mandatory water cuts in California for the first time in history…
(…)The spokesman added that Mr Hill is not an official EU advisor and not entitled to use such a title. Likewise, a letter seen by Guido confirmed that “Mr Hill is not an advisor to DECC,” whilst it transpired that he has merely made a submission to the Royal Society.
Ironically considering his trumped up anti-fracking credentials, Mr Hill was also found by Guido to have once applied to Cuadrilla for a job, writing “I have never been opposed to fracking. Just to no fracking regulation. (…)
L E I T R I M C O U N T Y D E V E L O P M E N T P L A N 2 0 1 5 – 2 0 2 1
L E I T R I M C O U N T Y C O U N C I L (Pages 202, 203 & 204)
OFFICIAL: Fracking now banned in Leitrim
3.11.7 UNCONVENTIONAL GAS EXPLORATION AND EXTRACTION
Leitrim County Council is aware of oil and gas prospecting interests within the Leitrim County area and its surrounds41, in particular proposals for unconventional oil/gas exploration and extraction42 projects/operations. It is a strategic goal of the County Development Plan to adopt the ‘precautionary principle’43 in respect of development where significant environmental implications are involved. Further to this, the Council wishes to safeguard and nurture the unspoilt/green image and reputation of Leitrim and the health of its present and future communities, centred on the rural characteristics of the County, agricultural activity, the landscape and its environmentally sensitive lands and water bodies – both surface and groundwater.