Upcoming Events

Donegal | Environment

no events match your query!

New Events

Donegal

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link Sanctioned by PayPal Thu Aug 04, 2022 21:31 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Spain Limits Heating to 19ºC, Cooling t... Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:39 | Associated Press

offsite link WHO Declares Monkeypox a “Global Healt... Sat Jul 23, 2022 21:01 | Apoorva Mandavilli

offsite link Zelensky Says Ukrainian KIA Down From Pe... Sat Jul 23, 2022 18:13 | Anti-Empire

offsite link German Health Ministry: 1 Severe Adverse... Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:25 | Matthew Roscoe

Anti-Empire >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link News Round-Up Sun Aug 14, 2022 23:54 | Jonathan Barr
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Tell the Police to Stop Investigating Our Tweets and Start Policing Our Streets Sun Aug 14, 2022 19:14 | Toby Young
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak should both pledge to do more to protect free speech as part of their leadership pitch. How about promising to ditch ?Non-Crime Hate Incidents??
The post Tell the Police to Stop Investigating Our Tweets and Start Policing Our Streets appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Daniel Hannan Deservedly says ?I Told You So? in Article Linking Our Economic Problems to the Lockdo... Sun Aug 14, 2022 16:14 | Toby Young
Dan Hannan has written a blistering column for the Telegraph, deservedly saying "I told you so? about the catastrophic impact of the lockdown policy on the economy, something he warned of in May 2020.
The post Daniel Hannan Deservedly says ?I Told You So? in Article Linking Our Economic Problems to the Lockdown Policy appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link No, the Arctic isn?t Warming Four Times Faster Than the Planet Sun Aug 14, 2022 14:30 | Chris Morrison
Is the Arctic really heating up four times faster than the rest of the planet? Only if you cook the data, says Chris Morrison.
The post No, the Arctic isn?t Warming Four Times Faster Than the Planet appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Why Did So Many Professors Leap to the Defence of an Academic Who Wrote a Paper About Masturbating t... Sun Aug 14, 2022 13:03 | Toby Young
Stuart Ritchie has written a good piece puzzling over why dozens of academics were so quick to leap to the defence of a university student who'd written a paper about masturbating to Japanese pornography.
The post Why Did So Many Professors Leap to the Defence of an Academic Who Wrote a Paper About Masturbating to Pornography? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Voltairenet.org is taking a hiatus Thu Jul 14, 2022 20:47 | en

offsite link Paradoxes of Russophobia Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:46 | en

offsite link EU-Russia agreement on supplying Kaliningrad Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:26 | en

offsite link Political destabilization plagues the West Thu Jul 14, 2022 05:40 | en

offsite link Ukraine destroys its Nova Kakhovka factory Wed Jul 13, 2022 07:53 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Donegal - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Documentary film “Gasland” on "fracking" free showing in the Northwest

category donegal | environment | event notice author Sunday January 08, 2012 13:13author by Junko Report this post to the editors

Free showings of the award-winning documentary film “Gasland” on "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing will be held in the North West (Derry, Letterkenny and Inishowen) in January and early February.

******************** “GASLAND” (2010, USA, Director: Josh Fox, 2010 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize)

Free showings:

Derry: Thurs 12th January 7pm
The Nerve Centre

LETTERKENNY: Thurs 19th Jan 7pm
The Regional Cultural Centre

MOVILLE : Tues 31st Jan 7pm
Moville Library

BUNCRANA: Wed 1st Feb 6.30pm
Buncrana Library
licences-NI-and-ROI-maps
licences-NI-and-ROI-maps

Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing of rock) is a method used to extract natural gas from the ground. The process involves pumping millions of gallons of water, mixed with toxic chemicals, thousands of feet deep into the ground.

In Ireland, presently licenses for exploration have been issued for the Lough Allen Basin, Clare Basin, Central Larne-Lough Neagh Basin, Rathlin Basin and Rathlin Island in the Republic and NI.

There is no regulation in existence that covers this extraction method, and there has been no research published into the potential consequences of such activity here.

Responding to concerns about the potential health and environmental effects of fracking, Roscommon and Leitrim County Councils and the NI Assembly have recently passed motions for a moratorium on further exploration until the completion of environmental impact surveys. These motions are not legally binding.

Gasland is a documentary on the dangers to health and the environmental destruction caused by 'fracking', a harmful process to extract gas under pressure in a desperate attempt to prolong the addiction to oil and gas on which society has become so dependent, and which is not sustainable.

Come and inform yourself!

PDF Document is_fracking_safe2.pdf 0.2 Mb


Caption: GASLAND Trailer 2010


author by Tpublication date Mon Jan 09, 2012 20:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Damning New Letter from NY State Insider: 'Hydraulic Fracturing as It's Practiced Today Will Contaminate Our Aquifers'

A report out on Jan 6th details how a former technician responsible for investigating and managing groundwater contamination for New York State has revealed the true damage that fracking is and will do to the aquifiers in New York state, and likewise to any aquifiers in any other place where fracking is carried out such as proposed in Ireland.

Here's some extracts from the report

A former staffer at a state government agency responsible for regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has warned that allowing the controversial gas drilling method in New York would lead to contamination of the state's aquifers and would poison its drinking water.

..... In his December 13 letter to the Watertown Daily Times, Hetzler, a former technician responsible for investigating and managing groundwater contamination at the DEC, said: "I'm familiar with the fate and transport of contaminants in fractured media, and let me be clear: hydraulic fracturing as it's practised today will contaminate our aquifers.

"Not might contaminate our aquifers. Hydraulic fracturing will contaminate New York's aquifers. If you were looking for a way to poison the drinking water supply, here in the north-east you couldn't find a more chillingly effective and thorough method of doing so than with hydraulic fracturing."

The publication of Hetzler's letter last month coincided with a report from the US Environmental Protection Agency, which linked fracking with water pollution for the first time.

Hetzler calles the proposals for hydraulic fracturing in New York state "insane", adding: "I'm not saying anywhere you drill will cause a huge catastrophe. There might be a location where geological conditions are favourable, where contaminants don't travel. But the Marcellus shale is not a homogeneous layer. You can't predict what is going to happen."

The full report can be found here:

Related Link: http://www.alternet.org/story/153684/damning_new_letter_from_ny_state_insider:_%27hydraulic_fracturing_as_it%27s_practiced_today_will_contaminate_our_aquifers%27?akid=8098.4337.33...&t=27
author by wageslavepublication date Wed Jan 11, 2012 18:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Gasland has been removed a few times from youtube but you can still watch it in pieces. Apparently many polish people are very concerned about this happening all over their country too, hence the polish subtitles. Makers of Docmentaries like this should be supported, so go along to an official showing or buy the dvd if you can but if you are unable to do either then I'm sure Josh Fox would not disapprove of people watching it on the internet. After all the reason he made it was to get the message out about this destructive and cynical extraction technique.
I've looked around youtube and collated links so you can watch the whole thing online. Here are links:

part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl02_faq1_o
part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlvb-2xYahI
part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=komgjc3eakY
part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJU3DNPjJHw

you should stop watching part 4 at about 6:45 and begin watching part 5 at that point.

part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LuGc5XGTms

glycol ether:
odourless, colourless and its an Interesting point that you can't even filter glycol ether from the water because it eats through the filters.

This is just one component out of hundreds they will be pumping into our aquifers in a toxic brew which will likely contaminate them indefinitely. No inadequate short term payment or temporary employment for a few is worth this. However the investors in these companies don't care about the lasting externalities  they leave behind after they have struck gas, sold on the company and skidaddled with the money to live comfortably somewhere else, no doubt somewhere with clean air and water!

Join the fight to resist fracking in the lough allen basin in Ireland.  FG won't do it for you. They've already sold us out and supplied the licences to prospect for next to nothing. Once the prospectors locate the gas wells, it will be very hard to resist the barrage of propaganda about economic benefits in this climate of economic fear, and no doubt the pressure from EU financiers on behalf of the corporations involved.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Clare County Council has voted to ban the method. Also (Clare FM Radio)seems the best local(or national for that matter) early morning(post 9am)topical coverage of issues in an adult fashion.

 
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy