Tell the Oireachtas Committee to #BackTheBill to Ban Fracking
Dear Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
I support legislation to ban fracking, and any unconventional extraction of fossil fuels from Ireland. I hope that you proceed with passing the Bill - Prohibition on the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum, 2016 - to the next stage without delay.
I am motivated by the mounting global and national peer reviewed and scientific evidence that taking oil and gas out of the ground poses a significant threat to Climate Change, Public Health, Water Quality, and the Natural Environment.
Why This? Why Now?
The Oireachtas is asking you for your thoughts on fracking and unconventional extraction of fossil fuels.
In October, they unanimously agreed to the principle of introducing legislation that would ban all fracking activities in Ireland.
Now they want to know what the public thinks on the matter.
There are lots of reasons why fracking is bad news.
And mounting global and national peer reviewed and scientific evidence that taking oil and gas out of the ground poses a significant threat to Climate Change, Public Health, Water Quality, and the Natural Environment.
The proposed bill would make it illegal to take oil and gas out of the ground from areas in Ireland where it would need to be fracked, such as the shale deposits across Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Limerick, Cork and Kerry.
Please help us demonstrate that the people of Ireland support a legal ban on fracking activities by signing up here.
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