Leitrim people urged to make submissions on fracking before new deadline

Members of the public in Co. Leitrim and beyond, opposed to fracking in the Fermanagh lakelands, are being urged to make submissions without delay.

The call from the Love Leitrim group comes after the Department of Economy in the North extended the deadline for submissions to July 31st.

So far around 2,000 submissions have been made in relation to the plans by the Tamboran Resources company.

The fracking process, which was banned by the Irish Government in 2017, involves a combination of drilling, blasting and pumping pressurised liquid to release natural gas from deep rock formations.

Campaigners claim that if the exploration company gets the go ahead in Co. Fermanagh it will have a huge effect on neighbouring counties including Leitrim.

Jamie Murphy, chairperson of Love Leitrim group, says the number of submissions made so far has been great but he’s asking people to continue the effort to stop the project.