Shale Gas Bulletin Ireland – see button Campaign news(letter)
TAKE ACTION - full details in Fracking Matters Newsletter 111
1. Submit to the DETI (sample letter below) deadline today (14th June)
2. watch the National Trust video and send a (sample) letter to the MLA’s to re. Amend the Planning Bill before 24th June
3. email NI : WE DESERVE BETTER
4. sign the polish petition
5. Lobby your MEPs to vote for Mandatory EIA for ALL unconventional gas projects
6. send the YOU DRANK YOUR WATER postcard to pat rabbitte
1. ACTION- DETI NI
Today (14 June)is the last day one can make a submission. Examples here => https://sites.google.com/site/frackingfreedocumentsireland/deti-2013
National Trust -
Your Help is URGENTLY needed – Amend The Bill – Stop making it easy for Fracking – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xgMfJM1hmk
Published on 11 Jun 2013
IMPORTANT UPDATE – The amendment is being considered by the NI Assembly on JUNE 24th – Please act as soon as you can and SHARE SHARE SHARE this video with everyone you know.
An Amendment to the Northern Ireland Planning Law is being rushed through NOW in June 2013 which makes the granting of Planning Permission or Zoning Permission based purely upon economics.
No longer will suitability, the community or the environment be a basis for granting such permissions. This is to allow an easy path for Shale Gas and Fracking companies to get planning permission.
If this amendment is allowed to happen it will set a precedent for the rest of the UK to copy, then the rest of Europe and then wherever else in the world Fracking is being considered. Which means that no matter where you live this could affect YOU.
If you live in Northern Ireland please take just two minutes of your time to visit www.amendthebill.org
and make your views known. If you live outside Northern Ireland then please email email@example.com
with your views, you can cut and paste the example letter below.
If you care about the environment you live in, both natural or built, then please take the time to register your views.
There is very limited time so please act now.
To learn more about Fracking and how it might affect you please visit www.frackinginfermanagh.info. This is a superb film made by a group of young Fermanagh residents about fracking and its implications.
Together we can make a difference
Thank you for watching and thank you for caring
STANDARD LETTER – AMEND THE PLANNING BILL
Here is a standard letter you can use as your guide but feel free to change or add to it according to your circumstances:-
“To – Arlene Foster MLA, Tom Elliott MLA, Phil Flanagan MLA, Maurice Morrow MLA, Sean Lynch MLA, Bronwyn McGahan MLA, Michelle Gildernew MP, Peter Robinson – First Minister and Martin McGuinness – Deputy First Minister.
We need a planning system in Northern Ireland which protects our special places as well as allowing good development in the right place for communities and the economy.
Please act now to amend the Planning Bill 2013 when it comes to the floor of the Assembly.
Please vote in the following way.
Say yes to:
• Bringing in protection for World Heritage Sites and their settings in Northern Ireland, which includes the Giant’s Causeway;
• Making sure that the Bill is balanced, by amending Clause 2 of the Bill to ensure our planning system furthers sustainable development which ensures:
• Protection and enhancement of the environment;
• Promotion of economic development;
• Promotion of social well-being.
Say no to:
• The economic development line currently in Clause 2;
• The wording in Clause 6 — which could be used to place too much emphasis on economic considerations. With Clause 2 amended, this is no longer needed.
This really matters to me – please do this for future generations.
Please confirm to me that you will present my views when the Planning Bill is voted on at the Assembly.”
Once again thank you for taking the time to look at this and for your action.
For Northern Ireland residents – www.amendthebill.org
For people outside Northern Ireland firstname.lastname@example.org
The most excellent Fracking In Fermanagh film - www.frackinginfermanagh.info
Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network - http://www.frackaware.com
Email addresses MLA/MP
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; bronwyn.mcgahan@MLA.niassembly.gov.uk; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org
and/or (same persons)
arlene.foster@MLA.niassembly.gov.uk; email@example.com; phil.flanagan@MLA.niassembly.gov.uk; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com ; bronwyn.mcgahan@MLA.niassembly.gov.uk; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;
ACTION – WE DESERVE BETTER (GEAI/FFAN) see also: Fracking Matters Newsletter 20 -13 (110)
ACTION NEEDED: ‘We Deserve Better’ Campaign. LETS HAVE 5,000 EMAILS into Minister’s inboxes this week! Tamboran are planning to start drilling THIS YEAR in Fermanagh – possibly this month! Why are exploration licences refused in the South while research is being carried out and yet given the go-ahead in the North, only 10km over the border? Make your opinion known – email the Northern Ministers!
Link to blog and suggested text:
‘POLISH FARMERS FIGHTING CHEVRON ARE ASKING FOR HELP – POLISH MEDIA ARE CONSORED, NOT WILLING TO COVER THEIR SIXTH DAY OF DAY AND NIGHT PROTEST BLOCKING CHEVRON PROSPECT DRILLING SITE IN POLISH LUBLIN REGION. FACEBOOK IS THE LAST HOPE!’
‘PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION - “FRACKING HAS TO BE BANNED!”
Petition to Mr. Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister of Poland
We, citizens signed underneath are demanding immediate introduction of a moratorium for search and exploitation of shale gas in Poland until the time of appropriate public consultations on fracking.
We respect both – the voice of people supporting and rejecting shale gas extraction, but demand confronting these opinions with the results of independent and credible scientific research.
Many years of experience of the United States and Canada shows clearly that search and exploitation of shale gas is endangering drinking water and air quality and is resulting in vast contamination of ground water and soil. The houses of people are cracking, local roads are damaged, constant noise and threat of explosion are troubling local citizens.
In Poland there’s an absence of any official information on all kinds of threats caused by shale gas exploitation, which is unacceptable.
The people are forced to pay all kinds of costs of all that – the mining companies are using our water for free, when the citizens are charged more and more for the water use.
We are convinced that the citizens have to be informed on all consequences of shale gas exploitation. We demand wide publication of the content of the European Parliament resolution of 21 November 2012 on the environmental impacts of shale gas and shale oil extraction activities as well as the Shale Gas Report of European Parliament of June 2011.
Our stand is a result of our concern about the future of common goods of all Polish people: clean water, unpolluted soil – goods which need to benefit not only ourselves but also the future generations.
First Name * Last Name * E-mail * Confirm the e-mail * Street
Town Region Post Code
* – Fields required’
(Use Google Translate for the petition)
AFTER SIGNING THE PETITION YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL ( in Polish) and have to click a link to confirm your email address
Dziękujemy za podpisanie petycji. Prosimy o potwierdzenie adresu e-mail, klikając poniższy link:
ACTION POST CARD
Send the waterpost e-card to TD’s, Government bodies, Petroleum Affairs Division and demand a ban on fracking!
or use text below
The practice of onshore unconventional gas extraction on the island of Ireland is unacceptable to the communities living in the proposed gaslands.
We wish to leave our children a legacy of hope, not one of an environment so degraded that their legacy will contain carcinogenic timebombs.
(email addresses at the end of the Fracking Matters Newsletter 17-13 (107))
The government has said that there will be no fracking until the next EPA study is completed, not until at least 2014. However, the last EPA report was produced by Aberdeen University, which has strong ties to the fossil fuel industry. How do we know that the new study will not be compromised?
The people are not reassured by the government’s promises. The Irish anti-fracking campaign will go on and is getting stronger every day.
Campaigners have produced a postcard that highlights the greatest problem with shale gas extraction – the irreversible pollution to our water. Can Ireland afford to contaminate its most precious resource, the source of our agriculture industry, and the source of all life?
Add your voice to your neighbours’! Call on our elected representatives and civil servants to respect the wishes of the Irish people and ban fracking.
You can download the photo here: http://frackingfreeireland.org/info-to-download/postcards/
And you can order notebooks with this image on the cover, and others, at: http://frackingfreeireland.org/donate/
All proceeds from sales of notebooks will go to the anti-fracking campaign. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–
Now for sale, Irish hand made FRACKING NOTE BOOKS!
Fracking Rise in the US inspires the world
Fracking Free Ireland in the Washington times! – http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/24/frackings-rise-in-us-inspires-the-world/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS
(…) Following in the footsteps of similar American groups, Irish environmentalist opponents of fracking have started “Fracking Free Ireland.” The group’s motto: “Keep the frogs in and the frackers out.” (…)