Dáil debates

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Development of a Liquefied Natural Gas Facility in Ireland: Statements


2:20 pm

Photo of Peadar TóibínPeadar Tóibín (Meath West, Aontú) | Oireachtas source

I wish to add my voice to those in opposition. Sometimes there is a chasm between the language that the Government uses around climate change and then its actions. Fracked gas is one of the most dangerous gasses there is, not only in terms of the CO2 it emits but also in the level of methane that is created when it is extracted from the ground and the damage it does to the societies from which it is taken. One of the greatest problems we have relates to the plans to extract gas by means of fracking in Fermanagh and other parts of the North of Ireland. The projects in this regard are proceeding. It would be bananas for the Government to state that it is serious about climate change and then to proceed to import fracked gas from another jurisdiction.


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