Frack On? Frack Off?Northern Ireland Youth Forum
Frack On? or Frack Off?
What is Fracking?
Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure that allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well.
Despite evidence that it can cause earthquakes, government reports suggest that the risks to public health from exposure to emissions from shale gas extraction are low if operations are properly run and regulated.
Environmental activists, however, have slammed the report claiming that fracking will bring with it “significant negative effects” such as groundwater contamination, radioactive waste, severe methane leakage, air pollution and climate change.
Voice your opinion on the 23rd July at the Enniskillen Hotel 12.30-19.00
The Champions 4 Change programme is proud to host a “Have Your Say Day” on whether or not Northern Ireland should say “Frack On” or “Frack Off” to extracting Shale Gas by fracking”.
This event will be seeking the views from young people focused on issues surrounding the environment, regarding; energy sustainability, alternative energies, and unconventional gas extraction. Whatever you think, we want to hear it, or perhaps you want to learn more about the issue? Whatever your reason for attending, we would love to see you there. Food and Transport will be provided.
Spaces are limited and only open to those between 14 and 25. All you have to do is contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. All other enquiries can be made there too.
A programme will be sent out to all participants coming up to the event.