Northern Irish county demands fracking vote

Politicians in Northern Ireland are demanding a ballot on the controversial method used to extract gas from rock.

    In County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, politicians are demanding a ballot on fracking. That's the controversial drilling method used to extract gas from rock.

    Those opposed to fracking say it would devastate the countryside in an area where tourism is a key economic driver.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from County Fermanagh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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