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Northern Ireland, No Fracking Required Here

Petition published by Protect our Environment-No Fracking Here on Aug 17, 2011
7470 Signatures 
Target: Protect our Environment-No Fracking Here!

Petition Background (Preamble):

Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing of rock) is a method used to extract natural gas from the ground. The process involves pumping millions of gallons of water, mixed with toxic chemicals, thousands of feet deep into the ground.

It has been used in the USA and Australia and has caused widespread environmental damage,water pollution, including death to livestock and wildlife.
Serious health issues for people living in the area are also reported. Because of this damming body of evidence, which includes academic reports, moratoria on fracking have been put in place in the state of New York, New Jersey(USA), the North Rhine (Germany), South Africa and France.

A large area of N. Ireland will be affected by this and licenses have been issued for Central Larne-Lough Neagh Basin, Lough Allen Basin, Rathlin Basin and Rathlin Island. See link. http://www.detini.gov.uk/deti-energy-index/minerals-and-petroleum/petroleum_licensing_2.htm

The people of Northen Ireland need a full review of this decision and a ban on this process. This process could severely impact our tourism industry, agriculture, our water quality,environment and our health.

For more information see links below.
http://what-the-frack.org/
http://nofrackingireland.wordpress.com
http://www.activityireland.com

Facebook pages.
Protect our Environment-No Fracking Northen Ireland.
Stop Fracking Fermanagh.

Petition:

We, the undersigned, call on the Northern Ireland Assembly to place an immediate and permanent ban on the process known as Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and all related preparatory and exploratory work in Northern Ireland.

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