Fracking appeal from Avaaz

Dear friends across Ireland,

The risky process of fracking is already causing earthquakes and water pollution in communities across Britain and United States, yet our Government is considering allowing this risky technology here in Ireland. Add your voice to get a complete ban on fracking in Ireland and sign the petition:

Foreign companies are descending on Ireland and buying up some of our most beautiful land for a dangerous new unconventional natural gas extraction process. But Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte can stop them.

Fracking, a method of extraction that pumps chemical-laced water deep underground to release trapped gas, has been linked to earthquakes in the UK and in the United States. We don't want it here. If enough of us speak out, we can tip the balance and make sure Rabbitte stops these companies.

If we raise our voices now we can stop this risky process from being used in Ireland! Sign the petition calling on Pat Rabbite to ban fracking, then tell everyone you know:

Companies are buying up long-term land leases as they expect a cash bonanza when the government greenlights fracking. Pat Rabbitte can stop this by taking a stand now. Nations like France have already outlawed this dangerous and unpredictable extraction method and Ireland should follow suit.

Backers of fracking claim that local impacts such as water pollution or earth tremores are outweighed by global benefits. But a recent study from Cornell University shows that natural gas extracted using fracking is actually worse for the climate than coal.

Let's join together today from across Ireland to tell Pat Rabbitte fracking is too risky for Ireland, sign the petition:

Avaaz members have already done so much to fight the climate crisis, from the critical push to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, to defining International Negotiations around the world - lets bring a win here to Ireland.

With hope and determination,

Alex, Luis, Andrew, Emily, Paul, Michelle, Kya, Ricken and the whole Avaaz team

PS: This petition was created by Tracey, an Irish Mom and Avaaz member who wants to keep Ireland beautiful for her kids. Have an issue you care strongly about? Click here to start a petition now:


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