News and Events Blog Shannon LNG - Have Your Say This is the last week to have your say on the Shannon LNG planning application. This proposal to import liquified natural gas into Ireland is completely at odds with Ireland’s climate obligations and the need to address the climate emergency. You can make your voice heard and make a submission to An Bord Pleanála. Your submission can be as long or as short as you want.There’s no need for specialist knowledge – just say what you think about the proposal and its climate impacts.The deadline for submissions is 5:30pm this Friday, October 22nd. They either have to be dropped off at An Bord Pleanála's office (64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902) or posted in time to arrive before the Friday deadline. An Bord Pleanála can't take submissions online or over email. Be sure to include your name, address, and the case reference number (311233).The cost of making a submission is €50. If the fee is a barrier, you can also write a joint submission with others to share the cost or sign one of the major joint submissions currently being organised. You can look at the application documents, including the Environmental Impact Assessment, at https://www.pleanala.ie/en-ie/case/311233. A few key points you might want to include in your submission: The Shannon LNG applicants say they are “confident that it can source gas from non-fracked sources”, but they have not provided any details on the sourcing of the gas. This leaves the door wide open to fracked gas being imported, which goes against government policy. Regardless, both fracked and conventional LNG are NOT climate solutions.Gas is often called a "clean" fossil fuel but that’s misleading. While it burns cleaner than oil and coal, it has significant life cycle emissions which erase any climate benefits. Check out groups like SafetyBeforeLNG Not Here Not Anywhere Futureproof Clare and Stop Climate Chaos for more info on why gas is NOT a silver bullet for our transition to a low-carbon society. This application hasn’t considered the fact that this year’s climate legislation means that Ireland has greatly increased its emissions reduction ambition. We’re waiting on new carbon budgets and a new Climate Action Plan and those MUST be taken into account.