The Price of our Souls, by Michael McCaughan, (published by Afri), is a six month investigation into the Corrib gas controversy. It outlines the current situation in Erris, in year nine of the campaign, to bring the gas safely onshore in a manner that benefits the local community and Ireland as a whole.
Despite an exhaustive planning process, involving An Bord Pleanala, the EPA and independent assessors (CPI, Advantica), there is still substantial evidence indicating dangers to both the population and the environment.
‘The Corrib gas project is located in the wrong site, to proceed with it in its current form will have catastrophic consequences.
Shell, with its track record of pollution and destruction worldwide, has failed to convince local people that it can safely process the gas onshore’, says Michael McCaughan.
The Price of our Souls examines how the struggle to have the project rerouted has left local people drained and disillusioned with the governments’ failure to show any leadership in this crucial matter. The book reveals the urgent need for an immediate and comprehensive review of the project, involving all relevant sectors.