Campaigners say large areas of south Donegal – particularly around Ballyshannon – could be turned into a wasteland by the practice.
Hydraulic Fracturing, or ‘Fracking’, will be the subject of an in-depth information meeting and discussion at Cliffoney Hall, Cliffoney, North Sligo, next Monday l4th November, starting at 8pm.
Members of the public are invited to come and hear the opinions of an expert who will outline what Fracking means, and how it is beginning to have a very real presence here in the North West.
Special guest speaker Dr. Aedin Mc Loughlin B.Sc. Ph.D. will present “Shale Gas Extraction, Boom or Bust?” informing you of the benefits and also the risks of Hydraulic Fracturing.
Said a spokesperson for the organisers: “One other guest speaker will outline how Fracking – a process for extracting gas reserves from areas lying deep underground – can have serious environmental implications, and how this process of extraction, banned in some other countries, is under active consideration in this part of Ireland.
“For example, people need to know that the Irish Government has given exploration licenses to three companies for shale gas exploration in the North West?
“Fracking is becoming a major topic of discussion here in the North West, and while politicians at both a local and national level are coming under pressure to give serious consideration to multinational companies to exploit gas reserves in the region, this public information meeting will present the facts in a clear and unambiguous way.”
The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session and is organised by North West Network against Fracking.
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