Love Leitrim voices concern over new climate bill

An anti-fracking group in the north west is voicing its concerns over a new Climate Action and Biodiversity Bill that’s expected to be discussed by the cabinet later today.


The ‘Love Leitrim movement’ says it fears that there might be no reference to ‘liquefied natural gas’ or ‘fracked gas’  in the wording of the Bill that the government will consider before it eventually goes before the Dáil.


Love Leitrim’s concern is that despite a ban on fracking in the Republic of Ireland, liquefied natural gas, or LNG, may be imported from abroad, possibly through a depot at Shannon.


Jamie Murphy, of Love Leitrim, says the government must not be allowed backtrack on a promise to keep fracked gas from coming through LNG import terminals in this country.