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.
A NEW research programme into the safety of fracking is to be carried out over a period of two years and those that oppose the controversial gas extraction process hope enough evidence will be gathered to ensure Fermanagh’s natural landscape remains unspoilt.
A new research programme into the safety of fracking is to be carried out over a period of two years
Prime Minister David Cameron has this week urged the public to see fracking as a viable option for Britain – leaving a local campaign group up in arms.
A recent study which states that fracking is not a significant cause of earthquakes has been questioned by the two local groups who oppose its implementation in Fermanagh.
Organised by Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network (FFAN), many local acts responded to the call.