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

By Sarah Finnan

October 2, 2019 at 12:34pm


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.

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@gretathunberg and all of the youth activists around the world should not have to stand up for their futures. Our governments, our so called leaders have failed us and future generations. We need to act now. Join the rebellion on the 7th-13th of October in Dublin and around the planet. Want to get involved? (you should it is your future too!!) Message us, sign up for our newsletter on our website or check out upcoming events and come along! #gretathunberg #howdareyou #extinctionrebellion #jointherebellion #actnow #justtransition #zerocarbon #SchoolStrike4Climate #studentstrike #climateaction #7thoctober #rebelforlife #internationalrebellionweek

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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.

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Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion Ireland yesterday demanded that the Irish Government acts immediately to ‘turn the tide’ on its current climate inaction. Global sea levels are increasing at an unprecedented rate, with glacial ice melt in Greenland peaking at 12.5 billion tons of water in a single day in July of this year. Join us this Friday the 20th of September for the Global Climate Strike and then for a global ‘Rebellion Week’ beginning on Monday October 7th. We demand that meaningful measures to cut carbon emissions are put in place immediately and remind ministers that as an island nation Ireland is particularly vulnerable to climate change. 40% of the Irish population live within 5 km of the sea and are at risk of displacement when sea levels continue to rise. Amazing photography by @1970gary (Gary O'Neill) Brilliant support and artistic skills from @_annettejorgensen_ and #jointherebellion #joiningthestrike #extinctionrebellion #risingsealevels #wearerising #schoolstrike4climate #fridaysforfutureireland #FridaysForFuture #gretathunberg #climateaction #extinctionrebellionyouth #actnow #justtransition #zerocarbon

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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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