PRESS RELEASE Tony McLoughlin (FG) – - FG blocked the Ban on Fracking in Sligo CDP

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Where is the evidence that the study has stopped?
Why did FG councillors blocked the ban in the Sligo County Development Plan?
http://tonymcloughlintd.ie/opposed_to_fracking

McLoughlin Wholeheartedly Supports Decision Not to Proceed with Fracking Study.

Read the official FG statement:

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking): Fine Gael will not allow any fracking to take place before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its comprehensive study on the new technology. There is an effective moratorium in place and that will remain in place until the EPA’s advice is received and considered


03/02/16

Fine Gael TD for Sligo – Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin, has strongly welcomed the decision of the Minister for State, Joe McHugh TD, not to proceed with Phase 2 of the EPA’s Joint Research Programme into the potential effects of hydraulic fracking in Ireland.

“The decision to put Phase 2 of the EPA study into the potential health and environmental impact of Fracking on hold represents a considerable setback to those trying to promote fracking in our country” stated McLoughlin.

“I have been advised by Department officials that the Steering Group which is responsible for the award of the contract, and which is overseeing the project, has agreed that the Consortium would be requested to produce a report pulling together the results of the research carried out to-date. It is anticipated that this report, could be completed and published by the second half of this year”.

Minister McHugh has stated that “initial indications of these results are clearly pointing to the fact that the practice of Fracking would not be a viable option in Ireland”.

“As someone who is opposed to fracking being permitted in Ireland in any form, this is a very important development.

Minister McHugh knows my feelings on this issue, and that I am totally against fracking as I have met with him on several occasions throughout the duration of this Government to discuss this issue, and most recently with community groups from North Leitrim and its environs.

I will continue to lobby my fellow politicians to ensure that we do not see fracking introduced into our country in the future” concluded McLoughlin.

ENDS

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Clare TTIP free

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Victory Clare County Council voted to reject the TTIP( Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) on Mon 8 feb.
It’s official – Clare is now Ireland’s first TTIP Free Zone!

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Stop the Drill campaign – press release

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We were delighted and relieved that the serious and significant threat posed by oil company Infrastrata was publicly discussed by our elected representatives in Belfast City Council on 1st September 2015 and that the motion was carried. This is the moment when the Lord Mayor of Belfast supported the campaign! 

Press Release: For immediate release.

Oil Company InfraStrata plans to commenedrill beside major water reservoir (North WoodburnReservoir) next week with no Waste Management Plan in place?
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Action Alert – husting in Manorhamilton

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http://www.loveleitrim.org/public-meeting-in-manorhamilton-with-general-election-candidates-feb-13th-2016/

<<Action Alert – come and challenge!>>
CHALLENGE YOUR POLITICIANS & AND LET’S
KEEP THE FRACKERS OUT OF ANTRIM!

WHO IS FOR A BAN ON FRACKING/RIGHT2CHANGE – FULL STOP
(not awaiting the outcome of an EPA report, not getting legal advice, just common sense!!)

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Drill Antrim — Drill…

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Despite the lack of a Mining Wastes Assessment as highlighted by Paul Duffy, Head of Planning at Mid and East Antrim Council on Thursday Infrastrata are circulating letters to residents to say they will going onsite Monday  morning (15th February 2016)12662663_10154253057621874_1350920274180252716_n. This is the first drill of a 50 year lease agreed with NI Water. Peaceful opposition is called for now. This is a water catchment area for Belfast, Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey, Larne and Whitehead. We are doing everything we can to deal with the authorities. We will update again asap.
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Enda Kenny still in favour of Fracking (?)

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/harrisburg_politics/Corbett-seeks-green-jobs-talks-trade-with-Irelands-PM.html

ENDA KENNY – never spoke out re. fracking after this article
STILL IN FAVOUR OF FRACKING.
KNOW YOUR POLITICIANS
Enda Kenny, tomorrow on Ocean fm.(?)

Corbett seeks “green” jobs, talks trade with Ireland’s PM

‘Kenny said the Republic of Ireland is “keen to emulate Pennsylvania’s success in developing these resources,” said Harley. ‘
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Upcoming elections – know your politicians

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Fracking in NI – update – petition/motion Steven Agnew PASSED

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