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Sinn Féin is committed to stopping fracking North and South - Stanley

20 May, 2016 - by Brian Stanley TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Brian Stanley TD spoke today on the need for all Island cooperation to stop fracking.

“Sinn Féin is committed to banning fracking in all parts of Ireland and we are calling on the Irish Government to work with the Northern Executive in taking an all-island approach to managing the energy requirements and natural resources of Ireland.”

“The exploratory drilling carried out in Woodburn, County Antrim this week is a concern not just for the local communities affected but for the entire Island.”

 “The threat of fracking on one part of the island is a threat to the natural green image of the entire island”

“The threat to our tourism and agricultural industries would be severe if fracking were to take hold in Ireland.”

 “Many communities in the United States have been utterly destroyed by the fracking industry and the environmental devastation it has caused through air pollution and poisoning of underground water tables.”

“It is therefore imperative that we defend against the possibility of the fracking industry gaining a foothold in any part of Ireland “

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