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'Victory': Irish Lawmakers Ban Fracking


'Victory': Irish Lawmakers Ban Fracking

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

This story may be updated.

Ireland is poised to ban onshore fracking after its Senate on Wednesday passed a bill outlawing the oil and gas extraction method.

Anti-fracking campaigning group Love Leitrim celebrated the development as a "victory for people power."


"This law will mean communities in the West and North West of Ireland will be safeguarded from the negative effects of hydraulic fracking. Counties such as Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan and Clare will no longer face negative effects like those seen in cities and towns in the United States, where many areas have now decided to implement similar bans to the one before us."

The disasters caused by fracking in the US have at least served as a warning to the rest of the world.
I guess we're still good for something.


Irish Quote: The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves

And the Irish have protected their future/environment/well-being from the ravages of fracking.



Um. The article says no onshore fracking....and all of Irelands oil reserves are offshore, in the Irish Sea and the Atlantic. Kind of like saying " Mongolia says no to Navy expansion". Otherwise, good for them.


Excellent quote to bring to us Seatower - Bravo to the Irish activists and visionaries! It remembers me of much including this from Cloud Atlas
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


Quite right you are. "Europa Oil & Gas and Cairn Energy announce offshore Ireland farm-out"


The article, although in oil/energy vernacular, makes it appear that the entire Atlantic coastline and soon the Irish Sea will be featuring offshore drilling rigs (oil). It is always about the money. At least the water onshore will not be poisoned/siphoned off by fracking (for natural gas)...at least for now.


No fracking fuck of the Irish