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SO WHAT ISFRACKING?

Fracki ng( “hydraul i cf ract uri ng�)i sarel at i vel ynew proces s ofext ract i nghardt oreachgasdepos i t si ns hal erockknown ass hal egas .Fracki ngi nvol vesdri l l i ng,vert i cal l y& hori zont al l y,hundredsofmet resunderground. Thenexpl os i onsaregenerat edundergroundbypumpi ng mi l l i onsofgal l onsoff res hwat er ,mi xedwi t hs and& chemi cal st ocrackopent hel ayersofs hal erockand rel eas et hegas .Fracki nghasneverbeendone wi t houtchemi cal sanywherei nt heworl d. 2


Manyoft hes echemi cal s ,al ongwi t h t heradi oact i veel ement s( s uchasradon) t hatt heexpl os i onsdi s t urb,s i mpl yremai n underground.I n2010,t hegovernmentof f ered ons hores hal egasopt i onsl i cencest ocompani esi nareas coveri ngcount i esCavan,Cl are,Cork,Donegal ,Kerry, Lei t ri m,Li meri ck,Mayo,Monaghan, Ros commonandSl i go. Threecompani escurrent l yhol dopt i onsl i cencescoveri ng areasofLei t ri m,Ros common,Sl i go,Cavan,andCl are. Tamboranal s ohasaNort hernI rel andexpl orat i on l i cencei nFermanagh. I nt heNort hWes tCarboni f erousBas i nofI rel andt he currentpl anenvi s i ons‘ f rackpads ’ofupt o7acresi ns i ze, wi t hupt o24wel l soneachf rackpadand1f rackpadevery 2km.Thes ewel l sconnectt oget herundergroundf ormi nga net workofgaspi pes . Compani eshaveunt i lFebruary28,2013t os ubmi tt hei r appl i cat i onf ort hes econds t ageofl i cens i ng,expl orat i on. Sof ar ,t hegovernmenthass ai dt hatnohydraul i cf ract uri ng wi l lt akepl aceaspartofexpl orat i ondri l l i ng.I ft he governmentgrantt heexpl orat i onl i cens es ,compani eswi l l havet oprovet hevi abi l i t yoft heproj ect si nordert o proceedt ot hef i nals t ageofl i cens i ng,product i on.I t remai nst obes eeni ft heywi l lbeabl et odot hi swi t hout racki ng. f

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• Thel i f et i meofaf rackwel li ss omewherebet ween1220 years .Whent hegasi sgonet heI ri s hpeopl ewi l lbel ef twi t h hugeareasofl andt hathasbeenconcret edover ,empt ygas wel l sandacont ami nat edwat ers uppl y. • Won’ tprovi decheapgasorenergys ecuri t yf orI rel and ast hegasproducedwi l lbeexport edands ol dbackt ot he ri s hpeopl eatf ul lmarketpri ceandal lexpens esbef ore I andduri nggasproduct i oncanbeof f s etaga


Shal egaswi l ldi s t ractf rom i nves t menti nrenewabl e energyt hatcanprovi des us t ai nabl es ol ut i onst oour energyneeds .I fexpl oi t ed,s hal egaswi l l‘ l ocki n’f os s i l f ueldependencyrat hert hanprovi di ngat rans i t i ont o azerocarboneconomy. I nI rel andandgl obal l y,t he poores tcommuni t i eswi t ht hel eas tres ourcesare f acedwi t ht hebi gges tres pons i bi l i t i esi ndeal i ngwi t h cl i mat echange.Thevoi cesoft hes ecommuni t i esare cutoutoft hedebat e.Toachi evecl i mat ej us t i cet hi s mus tchange.Thevoi cesofwomen,Travel l ers , mi grant s ,margi nal i s edcommuni t i esandyoungpeopl e mus tbeheard.Thecommuni t i est hreat enedby f racki ngmus tpl ayameani ngf ulparti ndeci s i on maki ng.


LANGCO Count i es-Lei t ri m,Cavan,Ros common,Sl i go. Formerl yFi navera,LANGCOreregi s t eredasacompanyi n Augus t2012andhavebeenveryqui ets i ncet hen.

ENEGIOI L Count i esCl are,Li meri ck. Enegii si nvol vedi nt heproj ectt oext racts hal egasf oundi n t heCl areBas i n,whi chcovers495km2. ofCount yCl are. Enegicurrent l yhasal i cens i ngopt i onwhi chwi l l rei nFebruary2013.I tmus tappl yf ort he expi nexts t age,anexpl orat oryl i cence,bef ore February28,2013.


Movi esandVi ralvi deosaregreatf orgi vi ngmembersoft he campai gngreat erunders t andi ngoff racki ngandf orrai s i ng awarenes samongs tmembersoft hepubl i c. Hereares omeoft hebes t : GASLAND THEf racki ngmovi e:ht t p: / / www. gas l andt hemovi e. com/ Cont actyoungf oe@f oe. i eandwecanhel pyougetacopy oft hef i l m.

THE SKY ISPINK A greats hortf i l mf rom t hemakerofGas l andreveal i nghow t heoi landgascompani esef f ort st odi s credi tt hes ci ence whi chs howsf racki ngi sbad.

FRACKING HELL As hortBri t i s hf i l m ont heef f ect soff racki ngi nt heUni t ed St at esavai l abl eonYouTube.

BAN FRACKING BEFORE IT’ STOO LATE! A cl ear3mi nut eexpl anat i onofwhyf racki ngmus tbe bannedf rom t heGreensEuropeanFreeAl l i ancei n col l aborat i onwi t ht heFri endsoft heEart h.

THE DEVIL’ SI N THE DETAI L. . .

THESE REPORTSCAN ARM YOUR CAMPAIGNERSWITH MORE DETAILFOR THE FIGHT AGAINST FRACKI NG:

1.NEW YORK TIMES,‘ DRILLING DOWN’SERIES.A REPUTABLE SOURCE TELLING THE STORI ESOFFRACKI NG AFFECTED COMMUNI TI ESI N THE UNI TED S TATES: 2.FRIENDSOFTHE EARTH EUROPE,SHALE GAS:UNCONVENTIONAL& UNWANTED: 3.EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT,I MPACTSOFSHALE GASAND SHALE OI LEXTRACTI ON ON THE ENVI RONMENT AND ON HUMAN HEALTH: 4.THE I PRELIMINARY STUDY: RI SH ENVI RONMENTALPROTECTI ON AGENCY, 5.THE DEMOCRACY CENTRE,THE GLOBALMOVEMENT AGAINST FRACKING, LESSONSFROM BULGARIA,THE UK AND NEW YORK STATE: 10


TAKE ACTION! 1.CALLON MINISTER RABBITTE AND MINISTER OFSTATE O’ DOWD TO BAN FRACKING:

Takeparti nt heFri endsoft heEart hact i ont obanf racki ng: ht t p: / / www. f oe. i e/ t akeact i on/ banf racki ng/ Thi nkofcreat i vewaysi nwhi chyoucanremi ndMi ni s t er Rabbi t t eandMi ni s t erODowdt hatyoungpeopl edonot racki ng.Emai lorcal lt hemi ni s t erandkeepyour wantf mes s ages hortandt ot hepoi nt :‘ Keepyourpromi s ePat ’ . As kt hem t omeetwi t hYFoE. Emai l :pat . rabbi t t e@oi reacht as . i eand mi ni s t er . rabbi t t e@dcenr . gov. i e Tel :Depart mentOf f i ce016782000& 016789807

2.REALLY GET THE ATTENTION OFYOUR LOCALTDS

Everycampai gns ugges t syougoandt al kt oyourTD,but how of t endowereal l yandhow of t endot heypay at t ent i on?Trys omei nnovat ei deasout ! Sendt hem l et t ersonl ovehearts hapedpaper-I ft heyl oved I rel and/hadaheartt hey’ dbanf racki ng! ss i gni ngoncampusori nt hecommuni t yArrangeamas maket hedel i veryas pect acl eandi nvi t et hemedi aand l ocalcommuni t ygroups . Youcanf i ndyourl ocalTD’ scont actdet ai l shere: ht t p: / / f racki ngf reei rel and. org/ cont act / cont act i ri s hpol i t i ci ans / 11


3. CHAT TO JIM AND JONATHAN

Poorol dJi m andJonat hanareci vi ls ervant swhoneverget t ot al kt oanyl ovel ymembersoft hepubl i c.Theyprobabl y don’ treal i s et hatt heyoungpeopl eofI rel andares o concernedaboutf racki ngandwi l lbehorri f i edwhen wet el lt hem. . . Cont actJonat hanHart eatt heMi ni s t er’ sof f i cewi t hyour concerns . Emai l :j onat han. hart e@dcenr . gov. i eTel :+353( 0) 16789807 Cont actJi m Whel anoft hePet rol eum Af f ai rsDi vi s i onof t heDepart mentofCommuni cat i ons ,Energy& Nat ural Res ources .Ji m’ sof f i cecoordi nat est hel i cenceproces s andhel ovesphonecal l s Emai l :j i m. whel an@dcenr . gov. i e. Tel :+353( 0) 16782691

4.GET THE WORD OUT AND TAKE ACTION ON CAMPUSAND IN YOUR COMMUNI TY

Getart i cl esi nt ot hecol l egeandcommuni t ynews papers ; Show Gas l andandot herf i l ms ; I nvi t es peakersf rom anyoft hegroupsmobi l i s i ngagai ns t f racki ngt ovi s i tyourcol l egeorcommuni t y( s eecont act s s ect i on) ; Havef unwi t hal loft hepunsont heword‘ f racki ng’you canpai ntonbannersandt rydres s i ngupi nrabbi t cos t umesi nhonourofourmi ni s t erRabbi t t et oremi nd hi m nott ohopt ot hebeatofBi gOi l& Gas ; I fyou’ reas t udent ,getyourSU t opas samot i on banni ngf racki ng 12


5. PROMOTE THE ‘ GUARANTEED FRACKING FREE’ / ’ KEEP I RELAND FRACKI NG FREE’ LABEL

I nvi t es hopsandcaf esoncampusandbus i nes s esi nyour communi t yt oproudl yus et hes el abel s .Us ei tasawayof engagi ngl ocalbus i nes si nconvers at i onsaboutf racki ng& how i twi l laf f ectt hei rl i vel i hoods .Publ i ci s eyours ucces s es !

6.JOIN THE MOBILISATION IN GREATER DUBLIN ( I NCLUDI NG MAYNOOTH) ,CORK OR GALWAY-OR START A CAMPAI GN WHERE YOU ARE. Seet hecont act ss ect i on,j oi n‘ Envi ronment alSt udent Act i vi s t s ’onFacebookandemai lyoungf oe@f oe. i et o geti nt ouchwi t hyourneares tcampai gn.

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