Shale gas Raising awareness about the impacts of unconventional oil and gas on the climate, the environment and health

11 May 2016

Activists from across the Friends of the Earth Europe network stood in solidarity today with local campaigners resisting controversial oil and gas exploration in Woodburn Forest, Northern Ireland, just outside Belfast.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Shale gas and other unconventional oil and gas pose a serious threat to the climate, the environment and local communities. The extraction of these fuels, like shale gas, leads to ground-water contamination, serious health impacts, and significantly higher carbon emissions than other fossil fuels.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe believes that if these forms of gas and oil are exploited in Europe, our climate and renewable energy targets will be put in jeopardy and unacceptable risks will be imposed on communities and the environment.

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  • Antoine Simon