NO FRACKING!

There's gas in them there hills

We have always known that there was gas underneath the rolling countryside of Leitrim. There were stories of bogs “bubbling” and it was known that the bubbles could be set on fire. The “will of the wisp” was common on those bogs as well.

In the ’60s, several exploratory wells were drilled in fields around Dowra, Glangevlin and Blacklion. None of those wells proved to be commercially viable and interest waned.

Then in 2004.. more

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What is Fracking?

Our whole development and economies are tied strongly to energy usage. Unfortunately most of the energy used since the industrial revolution was generated through burning of fossil fuels, process that emits great amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But not all regions & countries contribute equally to the problem that we now face.

Campaign against fracking (2011-2015)

2011 GEAI formed
Awareness-raising
Political lobbying
Collaboration
Campaign in Northern Ireland
Role of EVS volunteers

Stop the Study Campaign (2015-2016)

EPA commissions studies
Study on fracking defective
Stop the Study actions
Official response
Victory

Legislation to ban fracking (2016-2017)

Political parties propose legislation
Bill adopted

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