"The government has relinquished control over the offshore areas of our industry. Norway was tough regarding oil companies from the start. You now have an almost embarrassingly large pension fund. The situation for Irish communities, however, is as in Ogoniland in Nigeria - oil is a curse,”
A cross-border umbrella organisation to campaign against hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in Ireland has been set up.
A new cross-border umbrella organisation to campaign against hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in Ireland has been established.
Good Energies Alliance Ireland includes a number of groups already campaigning against fracking on both sides of the border and says it is now taking the battle to a new level.
Spokeswoman Dr Aedin McLoughlin said GEAI is adopting a balanced and professional approach to the anti-fracking campaign and is backed by advisors in the areas of economics, law, science, public health and policy development.
She said its plan is to use information and creative, arts-based communication to raise awareness about shale gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing, and to promote sustainable energy sources and jobs.
Energy company Tamboran Resources has claimed that a gas exploration project for Ireland could create 600 full-time jobs.
Tamboran is proposing a €7bn investment, and has said that it would take specific actions to protect air and groundwater if it is allowed to go ahead with the project.