- Protect our Environment-No Fracking Here!
- United Kingdom
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.
Protect our Environment-No Fracking Northen Ireland.
Stop Fracking Fermanagh.