List and ad of candidates who signed the pledge and the stance on fracking provided to FFI by candidates (Des Guckian, Declan Bree, Jerry Lundy)
Special Election Newsletter: Fracking Matters Newsletter 11-14 (142)
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH IRELAND did set up a website and made a spreadsheet with candidates who signed the pledge:
Local Pledge: “I support a Fracking Free Ireland. If elected, I will work to ensure that fracking is not permitted in my area
Please note: if you wish to vote to a candidate and you are surprised the candidate is not on the list, do contact the candidate or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
for example: Felix Omorodian Ennis, IND has signed the pledge
FRACKING FREE CLARE posted an ad in the Clare Champion –
Noeleen Moran, SF, West Clare) signedjust after the ad went to press…
A4 folded to DL 2014 V03
Charlie Williams made a flyer for Donegal – https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3eQT8UfmupxWjhzLXlBb3oxWjg/edit?pli=1
More election news in the Shale Gas Bulletin Ireland (15 May)
Fracking Free Ireland did receive the following from candidates:
DES GUCKIAN ON THE FRACKING THREAT.
Anti-fracking is one of the main planks of my campaign to be elected, as an Independent, to Leitrim Co Council. I’ve mentioned it in each of my three canvass leaflets. I must say this stance has evoked a good response from many voters. I believe most voters fear that fracking may be introduced here “by the back door”. People see what has happened in Britain and they see the drift towards fracking in The Six Counties. If elected to Leitrim Co Council, I will work along with other like-minded Cllrs to keep the fracking threat to the fore in peoples minds. I firmly believe, and I have this in my third leaflet, ” If fracking gets in here, we can all be moving out”. Evidences from USA, Australia, Canada etc all suggest that fracking will bring a major calamity and, like the banking catastrophe, it is Sean and Maire Citizen who will be asked to foot the bill. Would any sane set of voters wish to see us and our country destroyed for “a mess of pottage”?
read more here ELECTION 23 MAY 2014. Leaflet 3. . 10 Mar 14.–
Leaflet – A4 folded to DL 2014 V03