Letter to the Irish Examiner
Monday, January 27, 2014
Recently, Fáilte Ireland announced that €8m will be invested in establishing and promoting the Wild Atlantic Way. This should bring a great boost to tourism up and down the west coast of Ireland.
However, in Co Clare the Loop Head Peninsula, where the Wild Atlantic Way is proposed to go through, is also targeted for fracking by Enegi Oil. If allowed, this unregulated, contaminating, heavy industry will cover the area in concrete fracking pads, wells, open waste water pits, heavy machinery and heavy truck traffic.
Fracking and tourism cannot co-exist.
Fracking Free Clare
So just imagine if they had gas wells in their gardens…or just down
the road that is now under water…