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Ban Fracking On The Island Of Ireland

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The island of Ireland is one of the greenest places on earth but global energy corporations want to change that. The fracking industry have big plans for both sides of the border and we need to act fast to stop them.

We can't sit back and let our land and water be destroyed by those who promise us the earth while destroying it in the process.    

Demand that we follow follow the French and German governments, invest heavily in renewables, and ban fracking on the island of Ireland. Sign and share the petition now.

Each time someone signs it, key politicians will get an email urging them to act.      

Despite huge opposition, Australian company Tamboran Resources wants to commence fracking work in scenic Fermanagh and Leitrim. Other areas under threat include the Antrim, Down, Derry, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork and Kerry.    

Fracking promises an abundance of jobs and energy but at what cost?

Fracking or 'hydraulic fracturing'  involves drilling down and injecting toxic chemicals into the earth at high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas. Studies show that fracking contaminates drinking water, affects air quality, and disrupts fish, farming, wildlife and tourism. It has also been linked to tremors and earthquakes in England, the U.S and elsewhere. It also impacts negatively on house prices. The French government have described fracking as a massacre on the landscape.    

All around the world citizens and governments are waking up to the destruction and dangers it poses.    We need to come together and demand leaders in Belfast, Dublin and London do the same.    

Sign and share the petition now.    

Everyone agrees that the island of Ireland urgently needs jobs, investment and new sources of energy. What we need is a sensible long-term plan that makes both parts of the island global leaders in eco-tourism and green food and energy. That way we can create real and sustainable jobs that don't cost the earth.

We already have huge momentum. Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon and Sligo County Councils have all passed motions calling for a ban, as has Omagh and Fermanagh District Council. Their opposition to fracking is shared by well known figures including Paul McCartney, Robert Redford, Matt Damon, Adrian Dunbar, Yoko Ono and Alec Baldwin.

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Mark Durkan and Alex White, the Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, both say that further studies are needed before fracking can begin in full force. However campaigners suspect that global energy lobbyists could get their way when it comes to influencing new studies and legislation.    

Our ancestors knew to protect the land for future generations and we must do the same.   Let us unite together, protect our beautiful island, and build a prosperous future for all.    

Demand a ban on fracking.

Sign and share the petition now!    

Joe, Lisa and all at Afri  



Media links  

Friends Of The Earth Warm Over Fracking In Northern Ireland

Leitrim Councillors Condemn Tamboran Resources

No fracking pledge by Fermanagh’s biggest landowner

EPA officlal links fracking to water issues

Germany bans fracking until at least 2021

France Upholds Ban On Fracking

New York Times Expose on Fracking Offers Lessons

Two Thirds of Britons Favour Wind Over Fracking

Scientists for Global Responsibility - fracking report
Press release -
PDF report     -

The Guardian - Fracking news

Canadaians can't drink their water after mining waste flows into rivers

Belfast Telegraph - Fracking Q & A

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan rejects Tamboran proposals for exploratory drilling in Co Fermanagh

Fracking campaigners criticise 'censored' report on house prices

U.S government report: Drinking Water at Risk from Underground Fracking Waste Injection

7 Things You Need To Know About The Toxin That’s Poisoned Ohio’s Drinking Water

States With Fracking See Surge In Earthquake Activity

Small English Community Takes on Fracking Industry - and wins!

LEAKED: MLA Members Briefing on Tamboran & Legislative Definition of Minerals

Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case



Fracking information  

Greenpeace - Fracking

Dangers of Fracking

No To Fracking  

Earth Justice - Resources

Environment America report




Video / film  

Video - Presentation by Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Adviser to the National Toxics Network and IPEN - Dublin, 24th May 2013.  

Video - Clare Fracking Concern short documentary

Video - The Future of Fracking in Ireland (Letrim focus)

Video - BBC Journalist Greg Palast Speaks at No Fracking Ireland Event

Video - Talk by Leah Doherty, No Fracking Ireland

Film - Gasland

Film - Fracking Hell (18 mins)




Key contacts     

Contact details for Belfast, Dublin, London & Brussels politicians

Email Irish TDs and Councillors directly from this site 

Find out phone numbers and info for all Irish politicians 

Northern Ireland MLAs


Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and and Natural Resources
Tel:       +353 (0)1 618 3972
Twitter: @AlexWhiteTD 


Mark Durkan MLA, Minister of the Environment
Tel: +44 (0) 28 7136 5516
Twitter: @markhdurkan   



Companies involved    

Tamboran resources

Lough Allen Natural Gas Co (Finvera Wind Energy)  

Enegi Oil




Anti-Fracking Groups

Fracking Free Ireland

No To Fracking Northern Ireland

Fracking Free Clare  

Love Letrim  

Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Group

Not For Shale N.I

Good Energies Ireland Alliance

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