Love Leitrim calls for moratorium on petroleum licenses

Anti-fracking community groups in the North West are calling upon the Northern Ireland Executive to adopt a moratorium on the issuing of petroleum licenses before Stormont closes for the Christmas period.

There are concerns that Brexit and the associated Internal Markets Bill may result in Westminster overruling the wishes of people in Northern Ireland in relation to a number of important issues including fracking.

Chairperson of Love Leitrim Jamie Murphy says if a moratorium is not adopted before the end of the year and that if licenses are issued to the oil and gas industry then it will be much more difficult to stop the possibility of fracking taking place post Brexit.