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SHANNON LNG – Just Transition and Employment in Ireland’s South-West

The Shannon LNG terminal proposed for Ballylongford, Co. Kerry has received political and business support as a potential source of jobs for this rural area. However, the climate impact of the LNG terminal, which would import climate-hostile and environmentally destructive fracked gas from the US, has called the terminal’s acceptability into serious doubt.

 Ireland, like the rest of the world, needs to rapidly transition away from fossil fuels in order to meet its climate targets.
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The Shannon LNG terminal proposed for Ballylongford, Co. Kerry has received political and business support as a potential source of jobs for this rural area. However, the climate impact of the LNG terminal, which would import climate-hostile and environmentally destructive fracked gas from the US, has called the terminal’s acceptability into serious doubt. Furthermore, the proposed terminal would lock Ireland into fossil fuel use right at the moment when the country needs to transition to renewable energies. Can the desire to provide employment to the South- West of Ireland be reconciled with the burning need to move away from fossil fuel extraction, production and consumption?

Learn more in Food & Water Watch’s Factsheet: Shannon LNG – Just Transition and Employment in Ireland’s South-West

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