Leitrim County Council bans Fracking – 2013

Awareness-raising presentations and discussions

Presentations given to NUI Cork Environment Society, Fine Gael Constituency Officers, No Fracking Dublin group in NUI Maynooth.

  • Letter campaign to Minister Fergus O’Dowd calling for a halt to the granting of exploration licences for Fracking. Over 1,000 letters received by Minister
  • Campaigned for submissions to be made to EPA Public consultation on Terms of Reference for new study on Fracking. 1,300 submissions made.
  • Submission made to EPA. Advice given to Sinn Féin, Fine Gael and Leitrim County Council members resubmissions. Forum on submissions put up on website
  • Parliamentary questions given to Dáil deputies
  • Cooperated with Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network in “We Deserve Better” campaign.
Publicity for Campaign

IMG_4267• Hosted Deborah Rogers from Fort Worth, Texas. Radio interviews on Newstalk (Pat Kenny Show), local radio stations

• Organised major conference “2030 Vision – The Future of Energy in Ireland”. Speakers included Eamon Ryan (Green Party Leader), Dr David Taylor (Energy Institute, Ireland), Deborah Rogers (Energypolicyforum), and Matt Kennedy (SEAI).

• Website constantly maintained. Blog, Facebook and Twitter functions.

• Archive of independent peer-reviewed articles maintained on the impacts of fracking.

• Press releases published in Leitrim Observer, Anglo Celt, Donegal Post.

• Major updating of website




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