Impartial Reporter.com spoke to Councillors as they entered last night’s Environmental Services meeting, where they discussed holding a local referendum on fracking.
As close to 100 people protested outside Enniskillen Townhall against the fracking industry coming to Fermanagh, UUP Council Chairman Alex Baird refused to be drawn on his views on fracking, saying he was waiting for an “economic appraisal”.
UUP Councillor Raymond Farrell voiced his “concerns” about fracking, whilst SDLP Councillor John O’Kane said Fermanagh couldn’t absorb the infrastructure required for fracking.
Chairman of Fermanagh District Council Alex Baird (UUP)
SDLP Councillor John O’Kane
UUP Councillor Raymond Farrell
Sinn Fein Councillor Debbie Coyle
Enniskillen man Liam Johnston