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# hydraulic-fracturing - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area?

Farmers in Leitrim are mounting a campaign to oppose the practice.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Thursday 24 July, 2014

"We are not going to win overnight." - Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling

The company says no fracking will take place at the site in Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Monday 3 June, 2013

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Fracking ‘not a significant cause’ of earthquakes felt on surface: study

A British study says most hydraulic fracking activities release the same amount of energy ‘as jumping off a ladder’.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Sunday 23 December, 2012

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PICS: Dimock Proud - fracking and community in Pennsylvania

Photographer Sean Breithaupt travelled to Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and spoke to people who have had their lives impacted by fracking.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Thursday 13 December, 2012

UK lifts 'fracking' ban

The Green Party in Ireland has reiterated its call for a ban on fracking in this country.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Column: Let’s make sure ‘frackademia’ has no place in Ireland

We tend to assume that science equals ‘truth’ – but when fracking is the issue this isn’t always the case, writes Sian Cowman.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research

However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Friday 27 July, 2012

Author of pro-fracking study failed to disclose gas interests - watchdog

Charles ‘Chip’ Groat of the University of Texas never told reporters that he holds $1.6m of shares in a gas explorer.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions

Bulgarian legislators voted today in favour of relaxing a ban on the controversial natural gas drilling method.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Friday 13 April, 2012

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research

The communications minister says the Environmental Protection Agency will report back before any fracking can begin.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Friday 20 January, 2012

Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs

Feargal Quinn suggests that companies could be asked to put up a bond equal to the clean-up cost of any possible environmental damage.

# hydraulic-fracturing - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking

Donegal and Sligo join Clare, Leitrim and Roscommon in clamping down on the controversial practice to extract shale gas.