Ireland has said no to fracking (“Ná Fracáil”) but eagerly signed onto LNG from America. It’s a beautiful thing for Texans but hugely hypocritical for Eire.
Ireland recently decided to ban shale gas , adding to a small list of paragons, mostly with little to no shale potential such as Wales and Vermont which shale opponents often cite to those who wish to explore more prospective areas such as New York State, Lancashire and London. Green Party Senator O’Sullivan was quoted as saying:
“Our current energy policy is nothing less than a complete contradiction, a policy that can only lead to one conclusion: we should keep the petroleum in the ground.”
No kidding, Senator.