Climate Rules Before Gas Storage!

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Take our e-action calling on the Government to enact strict climate rules to prevent polluting gas projects like Shannon LNG! Now is the time to ensure that strict climate conditions are enshrined permanently in regulation or law, not just policy.

The Government is currently considering options for an emergency gas reserve, particularly the proposal to develop a floating Liquefied Natural Gas terminal. We don’t believe this is the right way to establish this reserve as it poses considerable risks to Ireland’s climate objectives.

While the Government has already committed to ensuring that climate 'guardrails’ or conditions are in place before any decision on an emergency gas reserve is made, no steps have yet been taken to enact these conditions on a clear and lasting basis. It’s important these rules are in place to avoid locking-in Ireland to fossil fuel use, as well as to stay within the legally-binding carbon emissions limits set by the Dáil on a cross-party basis.

Without these rules in place, there is a real risk a future Government will quietly drop the climate conditions altogether and allow fossil fuel companies like the one behind the Shannon LNG project to flood Ireland with more gas, blowing our pollution limits out of the water. The fossil fuel free-for-all must end!

The fossil fuel industry would rather wield its grip on policy-making and increase the demand and use of gas. Will you act now to ensure our health and safety are the priority of the Government and not the interests of the fossil fuel industry?

Read more about our work on LNG here.

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