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People of Fermanagh opposed to fracking – Gildernew

22 July, 2014 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has said the people of Fermanagh are opposed to controversial fracking for Shale gas. 

Speaking after a protest in Belcoo against plans to drill a borehole, the Fermanagh/South Tyrone said; 

"Sinn Féin has been consistently clear; we are opposed to any form of fracking. 

"There is widespread opposition to fracking in Fermanagh and right across Ireland. 

"The protest near Belcoo was yet another example of that opposition. That opposition is growing every day. 

"Farmers in Fermanagh have already signed a pledge that they will not allow fracking on their land. 

"Planning permission for any drilling operation rests with the Department of the Environment. 

"If any application is made for fracking Sinn Féin will be bringing it to the Executive to oppose it."

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