STOP the STUDY Campaign, September-December 2015
Path of Stop the Study Campaign:
- Research – CDM Smith + QUB doc
- April 2015: America – effects of Fracking + NY Ban asked by EPA info, photos
- September 2015: EPA answered questions. Progress report showed study is being done by CDM + AMEC
- October 2015: Public Meeting Glenfarne info, photos
- November 2015: Stop the Study Rally Leinster House, Dublin – Global Frackdown Paris, why Stop the Study?, video of the day
- December 2015: Climate March info
- December 2015: COP21, Meeting of a Joint Oireachtas Committee on Energy, Radio interview on fracking
US Fracking Tour with Dr.Aedín McLoughlin, September 2015
Day1 Washington D.C. Meeting with Julia Walsh, Campaign Director, Frack Action.
Day2 Washington D.C. Meeting with Wenonah Hauter, Food and Water Watch, other delegates
Day3 Washington D.C. Meeting with Sierra Club, Congressman Polis staff, Dyson Slocum (Public Citizen Energy Programme), David Livington (Carnigie Endowment for International Peace)
Day4 Montrose, Pennsylvania. Tour of fracked areas and meetings with impacted citizens in Dimock. Travel to Pittsburgh, meeting with Riana Rippell (Southwestern Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project)
Day5 Pittsburgh. Meeting with Philip Johnson, Heinz Foundation, Republican Congressman, Dave Ball. Travel to Ithica, New York State. Meeting with many eminent campaigners, scientists and medical experts, including Prof Anthony Ingraffea and Prof Robert Howarth
Day6 Albany, New York State capital. Met with officials from Dept of Environment and Dept of Health, Steven Liss, Attorney in Law and Lobbyist. Travel to New York
MYTHS AND RISKS – U.S. FRACKING TOUR 2015 A document giving an overview of the industry narrative and the truth behind the lies told.
Meeting with New York Campaign Leaders, April 2015
Three American leaders of the successful New York Campaign against Fracking – Julia Walsh, Renee Vogelsang and John Armstrong – told the story of their success in getting a review of the Public Health impacts of Fracking by the New York State Department of Health, followed by consideration of the review and a full ban on fracking by Governor Cuomo.
The three campaigners were hosted by Good Energies Alliance Ireland, Love Leitrim and Northwest Network Against Fracking during their visit to Ireland. More
Frackdown Day, September 2014
22nd September 2014 was Global Frackdown day. Many events were organised throughout Ireland to mark this day. GEAI was very involved with the Fermanagh Frackdown Day, which included a demonstration outside the Belcoo camp and gates and participation in the Frackdown Day event in Mullaghdun Community Centre, Fermanagh.
Love Leitrim organised a gathering in the Marketplace, Manorhamilton, County Leitrim. Many anti-fracking groups attended the event including GEAI. Read more