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. Continue reading →
Review from an anti-fracker campaigner:
Thank You Ineke and Benji for a wonderful time in this amazing place. A wonderful retreat for groups, families couples or individuals. Set in the beautiful Ox mountains, Tobercurry. Fabulous easy to challenging walking and cycle trails.
SHELL OUT OF UKRAINE – BUT…
Hi all! I’m from Ukraine and i can say that ukraine is not FRACKFREE. Our government supported fracking.
Now we still have a problem of frackingin the West of Ukraine with Eni
We just found out that Shell is cancelling its shale gas project in Ukraine! Because of economic reasons, they say, but I guess the current unstable situation in the east and the changes in government also play an important role.
This means that Ukraine is now officially FRACKFREE!!
Trial Relating To Alleged Incidents At Tamboran Site In Belcoo Last July
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
“It has happened,” says Blacklion GP Dr Carroll O’Dolan explaining the large turnout at a hastily convened anti-fracking protest on Monday evening. “And it is not something that might happen in Lancashire or might happen on video footage from Queensland or Alberta or Pennsylvannia – it’s happening in their own little townland, in their own village, in their own community. It is a physical reality of what we’ve been saying will come. Now people are saying, ‘My God it has come, and it will spread out’.”
Currently, 11 percent (2,140 of 19,515 total) of all U.S. organic farms share a watershed with active oil and gas drilling. Additionally, this percentage could rise up to 31 percent if unconventional oil and gas drilling continues to grow.
Organic farms represent something pure for citizens around the world. They produce food that gives people more certainty about consuming chemical-free nutrients in a culture that is so accustomed to using pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides in order to keep up with booming demand. Among their many benefits, organic farms produce food that is high in nutritional value, use less water, replenish soil fertility and do not use pesticides or other toxic chemicals that may get into our food supply. To maintain their integrity, however, organic farms have an array of regulations and an extensive accreditation process.