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02nd Oct 2019

Extinction Rebellion Is Urging People To Email Their Local TD – Here’s What You Need To Know

Sarah Finnan

Extinction Rebellion is in the midst of putting together their next plan of action, this time to tackle the Irish Government’s attempts to build a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Shannon.

The idea is to import fracked gas from North America to be used in Ireland or sold on to Europe.

According to a recent study carried out by Cornell University, fracked gas from North America may be responsible for up to half of all fossil fuel emissions over the past 10 years.

The High Court blocked the project from further development, referring the case to the European Court of Justice earlier this year but now the Irish Government are trying to get the Shannon LNG terminal added to a list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) to push it onwards.

The issue was due to be debated in the Oireachtas next week but the meeting to add the project to the PCI list has been brought forward to this coming Friday in an attempt to force it through before the debate.

Extinction Rebellion is urging people to email their TDs and express their opinions as a “matter of urgency”.

Friends of the Earth have gone one step further to make a handy draft email that can be found here. Simply select your constituency, input your details and press send.

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