Not Here, Not Anywhere, a newly-founded environmental group calling for a ban on all new fossil fuel infrastructure in Ireland.
This post is in relation to Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). In the face of plans to build LNG terminals in Cork harbour and Ballylongford, Co Kerry, we are challenging the construction of LNG infrastructure in Ireland. LNG is a highly flammable substance that places local communities in danger - the smallest error could prove catastrophic. Importing LNG that has been fracked in the US is in direct contravention of the wishes of the Irish people, who sought a ban on fracking due to its detrimental effects on community and environment. We are not content to profit from fracking inflicted on communities outside of Ireland. In addition, the LNG terminals planned for Ireland form part of a larger European plan to radically increase the capacity of the EU's gas network. This is despite the fact that current gas infrastructure is not even working to capacity, and that demand for gas is falling. The plan for new gas infrastructure would lock Europe into a gas-based energy system for the next 40 years. This is despite the fact that the EU needs to reach 100% renewables by 2050.
Opposition to gas is growing across Europe. Now is the time to act and ensure we are not locked into a gas-based future at a time when we need to be turning away from all fossil fuels. We want Ireland to play a role in this opposition, as we did in opposing fracking. If you are interested in getting involved in the campaign, please get in touch. Your involvement could take the form of anything from organising information meetings, supporting the campaign on social and traditional media, and coordinating creative actions. We need everyone's help to make this an all-Ireland movement towards a safe, clean, secure energy future for our country.
Not Here, Not Anywhere