Call For All-Island Ban On Fracking

The Green Party published the motion following concerns over the exploratory drilling at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus in Co Antrim.

The party will also be seeking cross-party support for the motion.

Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin TD said: "The damage done by fracking does not recognise borders, and neither should our desire to protect the environment on the island of Ireland.

"This motion will compel the Government to take an all-island approach to banning fracking by raising the issue at the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC). Working with their colleagues in the Northern Ireland Executive, there is a real opportunity for the Government to take strong steps to protect Ireland's clean, green reputation, and avoid the toxic legacy left behind by fracking operations."

Posted date : 14-06-2016

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