THE chairman of a Fermanagh environmental group has blasted fracking as “the fossil fuel industry’s pension plan”. Tom White of Belcoo Frack Free was commenting after British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, lifted the ban on fracking in England. Fracking is the practice of drilling for gas and oil from shale rock. However, fracking has proved to […]
Fracking ban efforts ramp up at local and global level
A number of local groups have joined a global campaign to have fracking outlawed.
Anti-fracking group questions council’s transparency
THE Council has come under fire for holding meetings on fracking behind closed doors. In a statement, the Council said it recently held an informal meeting with fracking consultancy firm Hatch Regeneris, where “members unequivocally stated their opposition to unconventional hydrocarbon extraction (fracking).” Anti-fracking group, Belcoo Frack Free, have questioned the decision to hold an […]
Extinction Rebellion joins fight against fracking
Campaigners have noted there is already a wealth of scientific evidence showing just how harmful fracking can be.
New plans put fracking back on the agenda
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 […]
‘Eco’ warriors resist fracking ‘bribe’
Local anti frackers react to suggestion made by UK prime minister, Theresa May