A FRESH bid to bring fracking to Fermanagh has been made this week with the launch of a public consultation. The Department of Economy announced the receipt of an application for a Petroleum Licence covering approximately 600sq km in the south west of the county. Yesterday (Tuesday) the Department of Economy published documentation outlining this […]
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AN anti-fracking group in Fermanagh say they are not worried by comments made by the British energy secretary who claimed the government would kick-start of “shale gas revolution”.
The message from the anti-fracking conference last Friday was clear – fracking will be blocked, should attempts be made to introduce it in Fermanagh.
The Environment Minister has assured Belcoo residents that fracking will not “happen on my watch” if exploratory borehole drilling poses any threat to public health and the environment.
FRACKING in Fermanagh is moving a step closer if you believe reports from a local anti-Fracking group based in Leitrim.
Local anti-fracking campaigners have hit out at a decision by The Sun newspaper to urge readers to sign a petition to ‘Get Fracking started’.
The new chairman of the Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network (FFAN) Tom McCaffrey believes the campaign to stop the extraction of shale gas in the county is ‘winnable’, but expressed concerns the process may have already begun.
‘Bribery’, ‘Arm twisting’ and ‘sweeteners’ were the words used by a local fracking opposition group in reaction to the news that councils in England and Wales could keep more money in tax revenue if they support the drilling process.