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Protect our North Coast hold successful meeting

Campaigners lobbying to protect the North Coast from oil and gas extraction (especially fracking) held a public meeting in Portrush last Wednesday night.

Despite the stormy night people arrived to learn more and share their concerns.

Invited speaker, Gary McFarlane, Director, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Northern Ireland, emphasised the social and economic problems posed by pursuing the extraction of more fossil fuels – including shale gas, more so than the environmental problems.

While he acknowledged the environmental impacts, he said he was more concerned about what it meant for humans and for our society and economy.

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