Our first campaign! Stop them killing the Bill on new oil and gas! #KeepItInTheGround

Take Action! The Government has moved to block debate on a Bill to end exploration for new oil and gas. The Climate Emergency Measures Bill must move to Third Stage without delay

The government has just issued a licence for prospecting for oil and gas off the Kerry coast. They are also blocking a bill in the Dáil that would end such prospecting.Their usual response about this is that Ireland needs energy security. But the earth and our children also need security! Worldwide, the oil and gas companies already know of 2795 gigatons of fossil fuels that is yet to be extracted. The scientists are clear that if we burn more than 565 gigatons of that we have no hope of keeping global heating below 2°C (and even 2° C would already be disastrous).

If you can, please let government people know about your concern about this, there is an easy way to do it. The Stop Climate Chaos website offers a letter template which you can sign as it is, or edit in any way you like https://www.stopclimatechaos.ie/takeaction/

Further briefing information is available here

Elders for Earth steering group
Frank, Eileen, Maureen Lancaster, Maureen Cullinane, Joan, Terri, Jer