Originally Posted by BrianD
The jobs seem to be few and far between as the drilling operations seem to be mechanical after a while.
Met Duncan Stewart from RTE on Monday and he was of exactly the same opinion. He is antifracking as not providing sustainable jobs in our community. They can be found he advocates in shifting to work in generating renewable energy, eco tourism, and of course our local food industry.
Anyway I have a press release that was forwarded me from Cinema North West who are organsing Thursdays event. They are expecting quite a few of the local councillors and the latest news is that John Perry (TD) has promised to attend. So there is an opportunity for a good debate afterwards,
Screening of the US Academy Award winning film Gasland
at the mobile cinema beside the Coach House Hotel Ballymote
on Thursday 23 June at 8.00 p.m.
In the last days of the Fianna Fáil government, licences were granted to two companies – the Australian-owned Tamboran Resources and Lough Allen Natural Gas Company (LANGCO) to explore for shale gas. The areas targetted include counties Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Cavan, Donegal and Fermanagh. Exploratory work is eminent in your area and could well take place on your property or adjoining property. People need to be aware of the scale and adverse potential of these developments.
A campaign is currently in progress calling for a ban on the Shale Gas extraction method known as Hydraulic Fracturing in the Lough Allen and Clare Basin based on well-documented international data relating to human and animal health-and-safety as well as the serious environmental degradation emanating from the process.
To date the French Parliament have banned Hydraulic Fracturing. All exploration has been halted as of 3 weeks ago in Lancashire England following earthquakes in the immediate vicinity of “fracking” activity. In addition, many U.S. States are now taking action on the basis of the damaging effects of “fracking” on human and animal health.
A screening of the U.S. Academy Award winning film Gasland which deals with the environmental side-effects of Shale Gas Exploration is being organised by Cinema North West in Ballymote on Thursday 23 June at 8.00 p.m. It will take place in the mobile cinema beside the Coach House Hotel.
All councillors and political representatives in Co. Sligo and Co. Roscommon have been invited to attend.
Tickets E8 / E7 unwaged.
There will be a discussion after the film and an opportunity to sign a petition.