Petitioning Politicians in Dublin & Belfast and 38 others

Ban Fracking On The Island Of Ireland

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  

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Media links  

Friends Of The Earth Warm Over Fracking In Northern Ireland  http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/environment/friends-of-the-earth-warn-over-fracking-in-northern-ireland-29904048.html

Leitrim Councillors Condemn Tamboran Resources 
http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0731/634288-fracking/

No fracking pledge by Fermanagh’s biggest landowner
http://fermanaghherald.com/2013/10/no-fracking-pledge-by-fermanaghs-biggest-landowner/#sthash.HN8IJWht.dpuf

EPA officlal links fracking to water issues
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/epa-official-links-fracking-and-drinking-water-issues-in-dimock-pa/2013/07/29/7d8b34b2-f8a1-11e2-afc1-c850c6ee5af8_story.html

Germany bans fracking until at least 2021
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/germany-bans-fracking-till-2021/story-fnay3ubk-1226979613342?nk=129c02e9cb3c4b08d15ac04f015e88b7

France Upholds Ban On Fracking
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/business/international/france-upholds-fracking-ban.html?_r=0

New York Times Expose on Fracking Offers Lessons  http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/egoldstein/new_york_times_expose_on_frack.html

Two Thirds of Britons Favour Wind Over Fracking
http://positivenews.org.uk/2014/environment/renewable_energy/15778/two-thirds-britons-favour-wind-power-fracking/

Scientists for Global Responsibility - fracking report
Press release - http://www.cieh.org/media/media3.aspx?id=53552
PDF report     - http://www.sgr.org.uk/pages/shale-gas-and-fracking-examining-evidence

The Guardian - Fracking news
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/shale-gas

Canadaians can't drink their water after mining waste flows into rivers http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/05/3467611/bc-water-tailings-pond-breach/

Belfast Telegraph - Fracking Q & A
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/fracking-qa-on-the-divisive-issue-30468515.html

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan rejects Tamboran proposals for exploratory drilling in Co Fermanagh
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/fracking-environment-minister-mark-h-durkan-rejects-tamboran-proposals-for-exploratory-drilling-in-co-fermanagh-30499177.html#comments


Fracking campaigners criticise 'censored' report on house prices
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/10/fracking-censored-house-price-report

U.S government report: Drinking Water at Risk from Underground Fracking Waste Injection
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/28/drinking-water-at-risk-underground-fracking-waste-injection/

7 Things You Need To Know About The Toxin That’s Poisoned Ohio’s Drinking Water
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/03/3467068/toledo-ohio-water-crisis/

States With Fracking See Surge In Earthquake Activity
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/fracking-earthquake_n_5585892.html

Small English Community Takes on Fracking Industry - and wins!
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/fracking-dilemma-goes-on-as-companies-seek-to-guzzle-gas-from-the-ground-1.1892844

LEAKED: MLA Members Briefing on Tamboran & Legislative Definition of Minerals
http://www.scribd.com/doc/236337105/LEAKED-MLA-Members-Briefing-on-Tamboran-Legislative-Definition-of-Minerals

Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-fracking-lawsuit-20140424-story.html
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Fracking information  

Greenpeace - Fracking  
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/The-Problem/fracking/

Dangers of Fracking
http://www.dangersoffracking.com

No To Fracking
http://nofracking.com  

Earth Justice - Resources
http://earthjustice.org/features/campaigns/fracking-across-the-united-states

Environment America report http://www.environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/reports/EA_FrackingNumbers_scrn.pdf

 


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Video / film  


Video - Presentation by Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Adviser to the National Toxics Network and IPEN - Dublin, 24th May 2013.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf6i54znf6s  

Video - Clare Fracking Concern short documentary  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpzSmwIwK6Q

Video - The Future of Fracking in Ireland (Letrim focus)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S10eRf8pYz4

Video - BBC Journalist Greg Palast Speaks at No Fracking Ireland Event
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXyN0InzCdw

Video - Talk by Leah Doherty, No Fracking Ireland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu7ip8hei-E

Film - Gasland
http://vimeo.com/70442569

Film - Fracking Hell (18 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEB_Wwe-uBM

 


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Key contacts     

Contact details for Belfast, Dublin, London & Brussels politicians
http://frackingfreeireland.org/contact/contact-irish-politicians/

Email Irish TDs and Councillors directly from this site
http://www.contact.ie/ 

Find out phone numbers and info for all Irish politicians
http://www.whoismytd.com/ 

Northern Ireland MLAs
http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Your-MLAs/

Dublin

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

Belfast

Mark Durkan MLA, Minister of the Environment
Tel: +44 (0) 28 7136 5516
Email: markh.durkan@mla.niassembly.gov.uk 
Twitter: @markhdurkan   

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Companies involved    


Tamboran resources
http://www.tamboran.com

Lough Allen Natural Gas Co (Finvera Wind Energy)
http://www.finavera.com  

Enegi Oil
http://www.enegioil.com

 


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Anti-Fracking Groups

Fracking Free Ireland
http://frackingfreeireland.org

No To Fracking Northern Ireland
http://notofracking.com

Fracking Free Clare
http://frackingfreeclare.org  

Love Letrim
http://www.loveleitrim.org/category/fracking/  

Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Group
http://www.frackaware.com/wordpress/

Not For Shale N.I
http://notforshale.com

Good Energies Ireland Alliance
http://goodenergiesalliance.com/fracking-areas/

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