Fracking: ‘We argued and protested. We met at marts and concerts. We persisted and we succeeded’

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Fracking: ‘We argued and protested. We met at marts and concerts. We persisted and we succeeded’

This was never just about Leitrim though, or even climate change. It was about the health of communities, writes Scott Coombs.

Scott Coombs Member, Love Leitrim

A BAN ON fracking on the Irish onshore cleared its last major hurdle on Wednesday May 31, when the Dáil passed a Bill to amend the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act.

The Bill prohibits fracking in the Irish onshore and its internal waters for both exploration and extraction. Minister Denis Naughten, expects the bill to become law before the summer recess.Back in August 2011, six months after Brian Cowen’s government fell, things looked very different. We were respectful, but firm. And that’s how things have played out over the past six years. We participated, we resisted. We argued and protested. We persuaded, we persisted and we succeeded.
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Action Alert – husting in Manorhamilton

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http://www.loveleitrim.org/public-meeting-in-manorhamilton-with-general-election-candidates-feb-13th-2016/

<<Action Alert – come and challenge!>>
CHALLENGE YOUR POLITICIANS & AND LET’S
KEEP THE FRACKERS OUT OF ANTRIM!

WHO IS FOR A BAN ON FRACKING/RIGHT2CHANGE – FULL STOP
(not awaiting the outcome of an EPA report, not getting legal advice, just common sense!!)

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Update fracking in Ireland: Stop the Study – Who is CDM Smith – Bill to ban fracking –

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Following COP21, an opposition Member of the Irish Parliament, Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit, decided to introduc a Bill to ban fracking in the Republic of Ireland to pressurise our pro-fracking government to take action on climate change.

Please beware of any official government statements appearing in the press saying that the government has ruled out fracking. It has done no such thing, because it has still not even put a stop to the fracking industry-led research study as demanded by campaigners. Read more about the Stop The Study campaign below

As you may know, there is a general election coming up in Ireland next year and the Irish media is far from independent, so if you want to receive accurate updates about fracking in Ireland rather than government propaganda, it’s best to get your news from campaign groups directly.

Below  reliable sources regarding the Bill introduced on December 17 which you can share.

People Before Profit join environmental groups to propose Dáil bill banning fracking, December 17, 2015

http://richardboydbarrett.ie/2015/12/17/people-before-profit-join-environmental-groups-to-propose-dail-bill-ban-fracking/
An Taisce welcomes proposed Prohibition of Fracking Bill, December 17, 2015

http://www.antaisce.org/articles/an-taisce-welcomes-proposed-prohibition-of-fracking-bill
Bill to ban fracking in Ireland welcomed by environmental groups, December 17, 2015

http://environmentalpillar.ie/press-release-bill-to-ban-fracking-in-ireland-welcomed-by-environmental-groups/

Since this Bill was introduced by a politician from a minor party, there is no guarantee that other parties will support it, but campaigners will be pressurising all parties to do so ahead of next year’s elections. You can help pressurise our pro-fracking government by signing these two petitions: https://uplift.ie/fracking/ & https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ban_Fracking_Ireland/?fAgUJjb&pv=37.

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Fracking Report UTV Ireland Live 6.30 & 10pm 10th Feb 2015

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Fracking Report UTV Ireland Live 6.30 & 10pm 10th Feb 2015

UTV Ireland recently came to the northwest to interview some members of Love Leitrim for an item on the channels Ireland Live News show. This item will be broadcast tonight (tuesday) at some stage during the programme. It starts at 10pm. It will be followed by a live studio debate on Fracking with Eddie Mitchell and former Shell employee Tony Allwright. Continue reading

Love Music, hate fracking

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