Globalfrackdown 2017 (And Beyond)

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 October 20th, 2017

Globalfrackdown 2017 (And Beyond)
https://www.foodandwatereurope.org/blogs/globalfrackdown-2017-and-beyond/

By Andy Gheorghiu

Since 2012, the Global Frackdown – an international day of action initiated by Food & Water Watch to ban fracking – has helped connect activists across the globe and demonstrated the growing power of the movement to stop fracking, gas infrastructure, sand mining and other related extraction methods. This movement is fueled by increasing scientific evidence of the impact of fracking on water, air, health, seismic stability, communities, and the climate on which we all depend.


This year groups from around the globe – moved by our joint spirit of “Not here or anywhere!” – rallied again in solidarity for a Global Frackdown.

People all over the world showed their commitment to a common future that is free of fossil fuels, including the very personal story of Canadian Jessica Ernst on how she took legal action against the oil and gas company Encana and the Alberta government; the joint letter of environmental groups targeting Members of the EU-Commission and Member States representatives against the prioritization of fossil gas infrastructure projects through a “List of Projects of Common Interest”; the trans-atlantic livestreamed discussion about the fracked gas transfers from Pennsylvania, across the Atlantic to Scotland and Norway; the rally and demonstration against the so-called “silver lake”, in Germany; the „blew bubbles action“ in Nottinghams’s Market Square in the UK; the protest for a fracking-free region in Murcia, Spain; and the celebration of the Irish fracking ban in Leitrim.

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IRELAND BANNED FRACKING!!

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IRELAND BANNED FRACKING!

From the people to the President in 6yrs. Onshore fracking officially banned today!
Congrats everyone! Now we move on to offshore and stopping the planned LNG plant which would import fracked gas from U.S. into North Kerry.

 A grassroot campaigner:

 "I just want to pass on my thanks to you for all
 your amazing work over the past six years. The
 Fracking Free Ireland website was an invaluable source of
 information, your newsletters always well presented, punctual and
 informative and your networking helped bring so many people
 together. S0 glad that the government *finally* saw sense and
 did the right thing by introducing a ban, even if it didn't
 cover offshore.
 Wish the campaign hadn't dragged on for so
 long, though, but hey we got there in the end and that's all
 that matters.Becoming the third country in the world to ban
 fracking is a massive achievement, and without the strong
 grassroots campaigning it would never have come about as you
 know well yourself."

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Ireland joined France, Germany and Bulgaria in banning fracking

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An anti-fracking campaign group in jubilant mood after the fracking Bill was passed banning all fracking in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/ireland-joins-france-germany-and-bulgaria-in-banning-fracking-1.3137095

Hydraulic fracturing is set to be banned in Ireland after the Seanad passed legislation on Wednesday outlawing the practice.

The House supported a Private Members’ Bill originally introduced in the Dáil by Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin.

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 was passed in the Dáil two weeks ago, and now goes to the President for signature.

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Falcon hopeful Australian fracking ban will be lifted

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Falcon hopeful Australian fracking ban will be lifted

Irish gas explorer remains confident as Northern Territories inquiry steps up

Falcon Oil owns a 30pc share of a huge Australian gas field that could be 100 times bigger than the Corrib gas field in Ireland (stock picture)
Falcon Oil owns a 30pc share of a huge Australian gas field that could be 100 times bigger than the Corrib gas field in Ireland (stock picture)
http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/falcon-hopeful-australian-fracking-ban-will-be-lifted-35785433.html

Fearghal O’Connor

The Dublin-headquartered company, headed up by exploration veteran Philip O’Quigley, owns a 30pc share of the huge Beetaloo Basin shale gas field. The company has predicted that Beetaloo could ultimately compare in size to the world’s biggest unconventional gas fields, where fracking is used for extraction. Studies have suggested a technically recoverable resource of 85 trillion cubic feet – about 100 times the amount of gas in Ireland’s Corrib gas field.
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Frackopoly Tour: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland

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Frackopoly Tour: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland

May 17th, 2017

Frackopoly Tour: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland

By Andy Gheorghiu

In many ways, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) looms as the environmental issue of our time. It touches every aspect of our lives—the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the health of our communities—as it ominously threatens our global climate. It pits the largest corporate giants—international energy and financial corporations—against people and the environment in a long-term struggle for survival.

Fracking has, through the construction of a network of thousands of wells, a significant impact on communities and culturally or environmentally sensitive zones in England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales, among other areas in Europe. Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland have already recognized the need to act against this corporate assault and have prepared the first steps towards fracking bans. Sadly, up until now, the UK government has done little to confront the devastating environmental and public health impacts of fracking.

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Fracking Ban – IRELANDS NIMBY – Fracked gas (Liquid Natural Gas) from the US

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The FG Gov’s Dirty Deal Behind Our #Fracking Ban

The FG Gov’s Dirty Deal Behind Our #Fracking Ban

“Ireland is an excellent location to receive global LNG supplies”
http://www.shannonlng.ie/

So here’s the dirty part of the deal that FG and their buddies in the oil and gas industry don’t want us to talk about.

We get an onshore ban on #fracking and in return we become a gateway terminal at Shannon for fracked gas from Trump’s U.S of A.
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Ireland Passes Fracking Ban – but will import fracked gas from the US

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Trump About to Withdraw from Paris Agreement While Ireland Passes Fracking Ban

It is a historic day on which one nation passes a ban on onshore fracking, while another nation intends to walk away from the Paris climate agreement.

https://www.foodandwatereurope.org/blogs/trump-about-to-withdraw-from-paris-agreement-while-ireland-passes-fracking-ban/#more-41186

Paris agreement withdrawal makes U.S. a rogue nation

In her statement, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe, roundly condemns Trumps withdrawal from the global climate agreement:

The Paris accord falls far short of the bold, decisive action needed to avert the most serious impacts of impending climate chaos – but it is certainly better than nothing. By choosing to walk away from the table, the United States effectively becomes a rogue nation when it comes to matters of climate change, human rights and global leadership in general. Mr. Trump’s foolish, belligerent decision to abdicate responsibility at the federal level now makes real action on climate at the state and local levels even more critical. For the sake of our planet and future generations, it is imperative that elected leaders at every rung of government – from the smallest town halls to the halls of Congress – do everything in their power to resist fossil fuels and help enable a clean energy revolution.” Continue reading

Dail Fracking ban – FOE

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On Wednesday, the Dáil, the lower house of the Irish parliament, passed a Bill to #BanFracking. SHARE to spread the good news.
https://www.foe.ie/news/2017/05/31/dail-fracking-ban-a-great-victory-for-local-campaigners-boost-for-global-climate-movement/

Here’s what our Deputy Director, Kate Ruddock, had to say:
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