Adopt energy policy now to prevent importing of fracked gas, urge campaigners

Irish Times | Jul 29, 2020 at 11:32 PM
  • Anti-fracking campaigners have called on the Government to follow through on commitments to prevent development of new fracked gas importation terminals in Ireland, by promptly publishing a promised energy policy statement.
  • Controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals are still planned for the Shannon Estuary and the port of Cork, they have warned, and if constructed would import fracked gas from the US into Ireland.
  • If a policy statement was published swiftly, it would make Ireland a leader in the fight against fossil fuels and fracked gas, she believed.