STOP SHANNON LNG!
A Grand Hypocrisy: a fuel source worse than Coal and Peat, to be imported with state backing!
Shale gas Fracking causes earth tremors and irreversibly contaminates groundwater the area in which it is extracted. Methane gas from every gas well leaks into the atmosphere. The greenhouse effect of methane is 86 times that of carbon dioxide in the first twenty years. When transported overseas as LNG (liquified natural gas), leakage also occurs during transportation, liquidation and re-gasification, making LNG from fracked shale gas by far the most dangerous fossil fuel for global warming.
The Irish government banned fracking in 2016 thanks to the efforts of campaigners and environmental groups. In 2020, mBord na mona's last peat burning stations will close down for environmental reasons, ending Ireland's only indigenous nationalized fossil fuel source.
Yet since 2006, the Irish state under Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has been supporting Shannon LNG, a proposed LNG re-gasification terminal in north Kerry to import fracked Shale gas, from USA. County councilors helped it avoid environmental assessment and the state has put it forward for EU subsidization.
Our local T.D.s, councillors and MEPs are lobbying for this. We must let them know that this is a crime against our children and our planet!
Over twenty environmental groups across Ireland have come out against Shannon LNG. The successful high court challenge by Friends of the Irish Environment in February 2019, means that it is now in the hands of the European court of Justice.
It is time for the people of Kerry to let the world know that we do not share the same disregard for life that stains our politicians.
It is time for a better way.
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Our local Councillors call this a 'critical' project for north Kerry. The commercial rates from the project is the only thing critical for them.
Enough 'Trickle down' economics!
Enough putting the needs of big business over the common good!
The 50 or so full time jobs from this project, will in no way compensate for the long term damage.
Inter-generational Climate Justice is Critical! The 'free' market will not achieve this!
EU and Trump talk LNG
Head of european commission Jean Claude Juncker assures the US president that Europe will find a way around environmental regulations to import Fracked LNG.
The EU have placed 'Shannon LNG' in 'projects of the common interest' without any strategic environmental assessment. This means that your taxes will fund half of its construction.
Tell your MEP that this is unacceptable and against the common interest!
Because of the Irish state's failure to comply with climate change obligations, Irish tax payers already face huge emissions penalties.
"Energy Secuirity" or Energy Imperialism?
There is nothing secure about enforced dependency on something which will mean the end of life as we know it on this planet.
The capitalist world economy is on a collision course with nature, and our future generations will suffer if we do not accept that business as usual is over. Third world people around the globe are already suffering.
It is time for a just transition in which communities become resilient and stop courting parasitic multinationals.