People Before Profit

Press Release December 2015

Government promises on Climate Change and reducing fossil fuel nothing but “hot air” if they refuse to ban fracking

fracking billRichard Boyd Barrett TD for the People Before Profit Alliance today presented a bill to the Dáil calling for a complete ban on Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) in Ireland.

The bill has been drafted by Kate Ruddock, Friends of the Earth and Attracta Uí Bhroin, Vice-President An Taisce.

At a press conference today in Buswell’s Hotel, Deputy Boyd Barrett joined with environmental groups and anti-fracking campaigners to outline the details of the Prohibition of Hydraulic Fracturing Bill 2015.

Speakers at the press conference joining Deputy Boyd Barrett included: Kate Ruddock, Friends of the Earth, Scott Croombs from Love Leitrim (anti-fracking campaign) and Attracta Uí Bhroin, Vice Chair An Taisce

Deputy Boyd Barrett and other speakers at the press conference said government promises to help tackle climate change, reduce CO2 emissions and move to a more sustainable energy policy, following the Paris Climate summit, could not be taken seriously unless they were matched with actions such as a complete ban on fracking.

Deputy Boyd Barrett introduced the bill in the Dáil after the Order of Business.