Good Energies Alliance: Any future fracking studies need to focus on health

The Good Energies Alliance says it’s ‘unlikely’ a second phase of a fracking study will be carried out and that any future reports should examine the health implications of the process.

Dr. Aideen McLoughlin a spokesperson for the Alliance which opposes fracking says they welcome the fact that the study was suspended following their ‘Stop the Study’ campaign at the end of last year.

This week it has been revealed that the first phase of the government’s study has cost around a million euro and to complete the second phase it’s now estimated would cost another €2.5million euro.

Dr. McLoughlin says the research so far has not revealed anything new.

Speaking to Ocean FM today, she said if further government research were to be done a better use of the money would be to find out the implications of fracking on people’s health: