UK ban fracking but Love Leitrim claim it’s a stunt

Love Leitrim have described the recent temporary ban on fracking in England as a ‘pre election stunt’.

The decision at the weekend by the UK government comes into immediate effect and is a major U- turn on their previous views.

Notably, Northern Ireland is absent from this temporary ban as is Wales and Scotland.

The reason for the temporary ban is not down to health concerns, rather, the Conservative Party say they are halting the process due to earthquakes being caused by the technology.

Jamie Murphy of Love Leitrim says if the political parties in Northern Ireland are serious about banning fracking there, they need to put forward legislation on it.