On Wednesday, the Dáil, the lower house of the Irish parliament, passed a Bill to #BanFracking. SHARE to spread the good news.
Here’s what our Deputy Director, Kate Ruddock, had to say:
Government reject SF amendment to Ban Fracking – Reilly
This evening during the debate on the Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety (Amendment) Bill 2015 in the Seanad, Sinn Féin Senator Kathryn Reilly called on the government to accept a Sinn Féin amendment that: “A petroleum undertaking shall not use unconventional methods of gas exploration or extraction.” This was to ban the use of unconventional methods of gas exploration or extraction (Fracking) in Ireland. The amendment was voted down by government senators.
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A meeting to discuss the unconventional gas exploration and extraction proposing the use of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Lough Allen Basin was held in the Dáil on Wednesday, November 12th. Continue reading
The North’s Minister with responsibility for energy Arlene Foster has called for an “objective assessment” of whether shale gas exploration can or should take place in Fermanagh, along the Border with Leitrim and Cavan. Continue reading
Fracking Matters Newsletter 04-14 (135) 1 February 2014
Key word for this newsletter is DEMOCRACY
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This is what Democracy looks like ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdHsA3qKmNU
- People all over the world don’t want to be fracked.
– In a democracy politicians are listening to the voice of the people and we are happy we still have – a few- in Ireland!
– And the media should cover the stories in a balanced manner…..
- Read how
– politicians did respond (or not) to the joint open letter to EU institutions..
– The media did cover (or not) the joint open letter…
- BIFF – Britain and Ireland Frack Free:
updates on the situation in the
– NIand more