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Ireland to ban onshore fracking

Yesterday's passing of the Bill to ban onshore fracking has been lauded as "a great victory for local campaigners and a boost for the global climate movement" by a leading environmental organisation.
The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will now move on to the President for signing after passing through the Seanad yesterday afternoon. Ireland is now only the third European country to ban the practice after France and Bulgaria.  Read more.


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