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To: Diane Dodds MLA, Minister for the Economy

Ban Fracking in Northern Ireland

Ban Fracking in Northern Ireland

Fracking is toxic, it rips up our countryside and pollutes the water we drink.
In the 'New Decade, New Approach' agreement, there's no mention of fracking even though it's banned in Scotland, England and the Republic of Ireland.

Why is this important?

The climate crisis means that government in NI should commit to keeping fossil fuels in the ground. In August last year, earthquakes from fracking in the UK were big enough to damage people's homes.
Fossil fuel company Tamboran have an application to start fracking in Co Fermanagh sitting on Diane Dodds desk and if this gets the green light will cause devastation to local communities, nature, people's health and livelihoods.

Northern Ireland, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • New decade, new approach! There are still planning applications being submitted for fracking in Northern Ireland, now that our assembly is running again it’s time to have our say.
  • Our worldwide ecology knows neither borders nor passports. We have to think bigger too. IC O'Brien.
  • I signed as I don’t want to see the beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland damaged for our future generations.


2020-01-20 19:06:53 +0000

500 signatures reached

2020-01-15 13:15:12 +0000

100 signatures reached

2020-01-15 12:35:16 +0000

50 signatures reached

2020-01-15 12:26:13 +0000

25 signatures reached

2020-01-15 12:21:18 +0000

10 signatures reached