UK anti fracking activist, Vanessa Vine was in Leitrim and Fermanagh last weekend to meet with local anti fracking members.
Vanessa told the Leitrim Observer, that the issue of “life, water and our children’s future” is “beyond party politics,” but she did urge everyone to make it their number one issue during the upcoming local elections
Vanessa who lives 4 miles from the Balcombe frack site in England said she went from being a concerned mother to an activist in just under 3 years. She was here to give her support to the anti fracking campaign and to tell people not to trust regulators or expect the Government to act in the country’s best interest.
In relation to Fermanagh she reiterated the concern that fracking does not know borders, and any activity could affect water and land along the border.
Vanesssa Vine has actively protested against fracking, but insists she has down nothing “unlawful” and she acts in “self defence.” She urges locals to watch the film ‘Drill baby, drill’ and to google “list of the harmed.” More info: Facebook.com/ britainandirelandfrackfree