Motion/Bill on fracking tabled in the Dail/Assembly by 3 political parties

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FIRST MOTION TO BAN FRACKING WAS BY PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT, http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/…/people-before-profit-hi…/
“Towards the end of the 31st Dáil we in People Before Profit, along with Friends of the Earth, put forward the Prohibition of Hydraulic Fracturing Bill 2015. We intend on moving this bill as soon as we can in the Dáil.
SINN FEIN FOLLOWED http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/26120
AND NOW FINE GAEL.
THEY MIGHT SEE POLITICAL OPPORTUNITIES…
Picture taken in Manorhamilton meeting. At that time Tony was pretty vague re. to ban fracking.
http://www.tonymcloughlintd.ie/fracking_legislation
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People Before Profit hit out at ‘cloak and dagger’ drilling that could lead to fracking

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People Before Profit hit out at ‘cloak and dagger’ drilling that could lead to fracking
http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/2016/05/people-before-profit-hit-out-at-cloak-and-dagger-drilling-that-could-lead-to-fracking/

People Before Profit to campaign against Infrastrata exploratory drill near Woodburn Reservoir in Co. Antrim

MLA and TD hit out at ‘cloak and dagger’ tactic by authorities in allowing this drill to take place; implications for South

People Before Profit to move Bill to ban fracking in the Dáil once it resumes

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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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