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Solid National Opposition To Fracking
PRESS RELEASE - Keep Ireland Fracking Free - Feb 26th 2016
SOLID NATIONAL OPPOSITION TO FRACKING.
35% of General Election candidates nationally have committed to supporting legislation to ban fracking. Details of party responses are as follows:
If Fine Gael and Labour are excluded, 43% of all candidates signed the pledge. And as well as people signing the pledge, there were many statements of support.
"This is a remarkable response”, said Dr Aedín McLoughlin, member of the Vote Frack Free team. “Given the number of pledges that were being circulated, asking candidates to support many different issues and campaigns, to have 188 candidates physically signing the pledge showed that the fracking issue is getting a national response and is a live issue for the next government.
We look forward to continuing the campaign against fracking during the next Dáil session. No matter who makes up the new government, campaigners against fracking will be lobbying them in really effective ways. Only legislation will prevent fracking coming to Ireland; that is our focus for 2016, to take steps to ensure that legislation is drafted that government parties can sign up to."