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To: Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury

Hand over ownership of Lough Neagh

The pollution of Lough Neagh can be seen from space, and is a national tragedy. The Earl of Shaftesbury must hand over ownership of the Lough to the people of Northern Ireland free of charge.

Why is this important?

Lough Neagh is the largest lake on the island of Ireland and in the UK. Steeped in history and unique biodiversity, a pollution expert has said that without intervention Lough Neagh will become “a stinking septic tank that’s 400 square kilometres with no lid on it” from which we can no longer draw drinking water. 

The owner of the lake-bed makes huge profits by selling licences to sand extraction companies. It's not enough to offer to sell the Lough, it must be given freely over to the peole so that the desecration can stop.
Northern Ireland, UK

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