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|
|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|
Legislation to ban fracking (2016-2017)
|Political parties propose legislation|