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Local Election Fracking Free Campaign Launches

category national | environment | press release author Tuesday April 29, 2014 23:51author by foie Report this post to the editors

Friends of the Earth

Today, 29th April 2014, Friends of the Earth launch the Fracking Free Ireland campaign for the local elections. In the run up to polling day to be held on May 23rd, candidates are being asked to take the 'Fracking Free Ireland Pledge' which calls for a commitment to oppose the development of this controversial fossil fuel extraction industry in Ireland.

The Pledge simply states,

"I support a Fracking Free Ireland. If elected, I will work to ensure that fracking is not permitted in my area."

As a voter who is concerned about the environment, the strongest thing you can do right now is vote for a candidate who pledges to make protection of the environment a priority.

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a dangerous process that involves pumping large volumes of toxic chemicals into the ground in order to extract natural gas for burning. Fracking poses significant threats to our water, land, climate and our public health.

Please help us find out what position our elected representatives will take on Fracking in our local areas. Let's make sure those who are elected will do the right thing for our people and our planet and will work to ensure there is no place for this dirty, climate-polluting industry in Ireland.

The Irish government is considering proposals from two companies that would involve hydraulic fracturing to extract gas onshore in rural Ireland. If these projects go ahead, these areas would be irrevocably damaged, as would their existing farming and tourism sectors. There is still time, Ireland is currently Fracking Free, and with your help we can show politicians and industry that Ireland is committed to remaining Fracking Free.

Simply click here ( http://www.foe.ie/takeaction/fracking-free-election-cam...aign/ ) and follow these simple steps to ask your local election representatives to take the Fracking Free Ireland Pledge found at http://www.foe.ie/takeaction/fracking-free-election-cam...aign/

To take action - Ask your local election candidate to sign the Fracking Free Ireland Pledge

Does your local election candidate support fracking in your area?

As a voter who is concerned about the environment, the strongest thing you can do right now is vote for a candidate who pledges to make protection of the environment a priority.

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a dangerous process that involves pumping large volumes of toxic chemicals into the ground in order to extract natural gas for burning. Fracking poses significant threats to our water, land, climate and our public health.

Please help us find out what position our elected representatives will take on Fracking in our local areas. Let's make sure those who are elected will do the right thing for our people and our planet and will work to ensure there is no place for this dirty, climate-polluting industry in Ireland.

The Irish government is considering proposals from two companies that would involve hydraulic fracturing to extract gas onshore in rural Ireland. If these projects go ahead, these areas would be irrevocably damaged, as would their existing farming and tourism sectors. There is still time, Ireland is currently Fracking Free, and with your help we can show politicians and industry that Ireland is committed to remaining Fracking Free.

Follow these simple steps to send an email to your local candidates and ask them to sign the Fracking Free Ireland pledge.

"I support a Fracking Free Ireland. If elected, I will work to ensure that fracking is not permitted in my area."

Find out who has signed the Fracking Free Ireland Pledge already here. http://www.foe.ie/energy/fracking/pledge-signers.html

Related Link: http://www.foe.ie/news/2014/04/29/local-election-fracki...ches/
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