The Fracking Fox Is in the Irish Henhouse

By Geert Decock

Irish anti-fracking groups take to the street to stop the biased ‘study’ about the impacts of fracking.

Ireland imports almost all of its natural gas. So, when shale gas exploration companies came over to Ireland and promised royalty payments, fewer imports and more jobs, a lot of politicians were fooled by these empty promises. As a result, three companies were awarded exploration license options in early 2010 to start looking for shale gas.

Public outrage over the decision of the Irish government led to a 2-year …

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