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Get fracking banned in Ireland

Fracking is hydraulic fracturing of underground shale beds to release gas or oil. It involves disruption of the geological strata (causing earth tremors) and toxic chemicals in vast amounts of water at high pressure. The poisoned water is then sprayed into the atmosphere or simply accumulates in water courses. The possible benefits from shale gas are far outweighed by the probable damage to people and environment that would be brought about by fracking operations. Our economy has already been wrecked by greedy bastards - don't let more destruction happen. The true wealth of this country is in it's friendly people, it's beautiful landscape and it's clean environment. Encouragement of sustainable tourism offers the best economic future - that is what we should be investing in. Fracking must be banned.