Woodburn Solidarity Trip

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Irelands first Fracking Pad

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This island’s first fracking pad – Woodburn Forest, Antrim. Resevoir can be seen in the background. Let’s make this the only fracking pad this island ever sees ‪#‎ShutDownInfrastrata‬ No Fracking Ulster!

We protested all over Belfast city on monday and visited the camp – the people at the camp were delighted to see us coming – they want people to join them any day, any time – there is space for camping. https://www.facebook.com/britainandirelandfrackfree/photos/…

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Fracking – not Fracking : redefining words

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Infrastrata say they are not going to frack at Woodburn -Third Energy said the same in Nrth Yorkshire but now all that’s changed – these companies are very economical with the truth, or to put it another way, they lie.

The planners in the Council of Ryedale North Yorkshire yesterday voted to allow fracking company Third Energy to proceed despite huge local and international opposition in the form of peer reviewed scientific research, including health studies which resulted in New York state banning fracking in June 2015.

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Mini frack

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Untitled-Captured-03What is a minifrac?
http://notofracking.blogspot.ie/2014/03/what-is-minifrac.html

 Rathlin have applied to perform a “mini fall off test” on each of their wells.
This is also known as a minifrac in the industry.  [Halliburton]
So what is it?

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Will horizontal wells become conventional in oil and gas?

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Lonnie Barker| Jan 18, 2013

Will horizontal wells become conventional in oil and gas?
https://blogs.siemens.com/measuringsuccess/stories/688/

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Image source: Intragaz Inc, located in Quebec, Canada, gained expertise in horizontal drilling at its Saint-Flavien gas storage site, which was developed and operated almost exclusively using horizontal wells. The benefit in horizontal wells is they optimize the exchange surface between the well and the reservoir rock.  Because the drain hole is much longer in the reservoir rock, horizontal wells can produce up to ten times more than vertical wells. www.intragaz.com

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Protest at Dublin HQ over Woodburn Forest

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CARRICK TIMES

http://www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk/news/carrickfergus-news/protest-at-dublin-hq-over-woodburn-forest-1-7393299

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12:53Friday 20 May 2016

Green activists are to protest at Sinn Féin’s Dublin headquarters tomorrow in relation to the Woodburn Forest drill in Carrickfergus.Representatives from Young Friends of the Earth will take part in a demonstration urging the party to take a public stand against the project.Mícheál Callaghan of Young Friends of the Earth Ireland said: “Despite grassroots level Sinn Féin party members and local councillors being opposed to the drill at Woodburn, the response from senior members of the party has been limited despite the vocal – and laudable – opposition of the party to extractive industries.

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Fracking Ireland News Alert update (8)

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Fracking Ireland News Alert –  Why Woodburn Matters and more

THE ENVIRONMENT (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 2002

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This Explanatory Memorandum refers to the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (N.I. 7)

THE ENVIRONMENT (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 2002

2002 No. 3153 (N.I. 7)

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EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

INTRODUCTION

1.     This Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (the Order) was made on 17 December 2002.

PURPOSE

2.     The purpose of the Order is to:

    (a)     provide a statutory framework to enable transposition of the requirements of EC Directives 96/61 on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (the IPPC Directive) and 96/62 on Ambient Air Quality Assessment and Management;
    (b)     make additional provision for the prevention and control of environmental pollution; and
    (c)     introduce measures to allow for the better protection and management of Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSIs).

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