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With Fracking you drill down into the rock in all directions and using high powered water pressure mixed with sand an a cocktail of dangerous poisonous chemicals the rock is shattered and the trapped gas released. This requires vast amounts of energy, piping and water. It literally wrecks the land. In Canada and the USA farmers have been wiped out because all their animals died from the poisons. What will happen in this corrupt country is that our government and their officials will smooth talk everything, give the okay and allow rampant greed to take over. Then when it all goes bust, we the people and thousands of farmers will be left with severely damaged land. It could even wipe out farming. It will certainly destroy our fishing and tourism. The fracking boom could be here and gone in less than 10 years and a small bunch of people will make off with the profits. However for the hundreds of thousands of people affected in the targeted areas the costs will be immense. You have been warned. This will be like the property boom except this time, your very land and means to survive will be destroyed.
See this illustration of how it works.
Here's another illustration of the fracking process. Image and text just below is from http://NotForShale.com/fracking.htm
Issues with Fracking are as such:
Issues with Fracking in terms of Northern Ireland / Ireland along with above:
Articles on Indymedia on FrackingStatement from some of No Fracking Ireland on EPA 'consultation' process which ended today. - March 8th 2013
Overview of Fracking and Ireland - March 8th 2013
Renouned Investigative Journalist Greg Palast Talks about Fracking in Enniskillen, Carrick on Shannon and Dublin
Poland and Fracking - Lessons to be Learned - Ban Fracking In EU
Counties and Townlands in the Fracking Zones - Are You Living in a Facking Zone? Find Out Here.
Response to the article 'Frank Convery, Yvonne Scannell, Fracking and Local Credibility in Ireland'
Fracking Ireland - Business Group Accept €20,000 From Tamboran Local Fracking Talk Brings Revelations
Open letter to the members of the 31st Dáil Éireann. Hydraulic Shale Gas Fracturing - Tamborans claims - Chemicals involved in the fracking procedure
Presentations: "The Realities of Hydraulic Fracturing" and "Fracking Inhumanity"
Bulgaria Bans Fracking - (from SchNews)
Documentary film “Gasland” on "fracking" free showing in the Northwest
Map of the Areas To Be Fracked
As you can see this affects very large areas of the country. A lot of people are going to be badly affected by this.
Other Related Articles on Fracking and Shale OilSnake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg (July 2013)
Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal by Bill McKibben Post Carbon Fellow Sep 10, 2014
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