Submission on EPA Fracking Research

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This research should not just be aimed at answering the question: can we undertake Fracking in Ireland without causing environmental damage here, and without increasing Ireland’s Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

The research should also address the question of the environmental impact of the extraction of global shale gas reserves for the agreed target of containing global warming to 2C. Total GHG emissions must be one of the points that feature in the study.

If all global reserves of shale gas extractable through fracking are burned what are the estimated GHG emissions and what would the impact of that be on the 2C target? Methane leakage in production should be a part of this equation.

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Ian CareySubmission on EPA Fracking Research