Leitrim County Development Plan 2 0 1 5 – 2 0 2 1

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L E I T R I M  C O U N T Y  D E V E L O P M E N T  P L A N  2 0 1 5 – 2 0 2 1
L E I T R I M  C O U N T Y  C O U N C I L
(Pages 202, 203 & 204)

OFFICIAL: Fracking now banned in Leitrim

http://www.leitrimcoco.ie/eng/Services_A-Z/Planning_and_Building_Control/Development-Plans/County-Development-Plan/CDP-2015-%E2%80%93-2021/Vol-1-Written-Statement.pdf

3.11.7 UNCONVENTIONAL GAS EXPLORATION AND EXTRACTION
Leitrim County Council is aware of oil and gas prospecting interests within the Leitrim County area and its surrounds41, in particular proposals for unconventional oil/gas exploration and extraction42  projects/operations. It is a strategic goal of the County Development Plan to adopt the ‘precautionary principle’43 in respect of development where significant environmental implications are involved.   Further to this, the Council wishes to safeguard and nurture the unspoilt/green image and reputation of Leitrim and the health of its present and future communities, centred on the rural characteristics of the County, agricultural activity, the landscape and its environmentally sensitive lands and water bodies – both surface and groundwater.
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Frack Free Bed in Barn

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BiBRewind in our Frack Free Bed in Barn – discount for active campaigners
Web: www.bedinbarn.com or visit www.airbnb.com F:  BedinBarn

Review from an anti-fracker campaigner:
Thank You Ineke and Benji for a wonderful time in this amazing place. A wonderful retreat for groups, families couples or individuals. Set in the beautiful Ox mountains, Tobercurry. Fabulous easy to challenging walking and cycle trails.

Nesting birds delay Woodburn forest drilling project

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Nesting birds delay Woodburn forest drilling project

Dr Andrew Hindle, CEO InfraStrata (file photo)  INCT 46-101-GR

Dr Andrew Hindle, CEO InfraStrata (file photo) INCT 46-101-GR

Bird nesting season delays development until September

All relevant regulatory approvals granted at drill site

Studies indicate oil and gas may be present in licence area

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Chaco Canyon

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Groups File Suit to Protect Chaco Canyon From Fracking

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/03/12/groups-file-suit-protect-chaco-canyon-fracking-159576
Chaco Canyon is home to numerous ancient archaeological sites, including astronomical wonders.
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SHELL OUT OF UKRAINE – BUT…

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SHELL OUT OF UKRAINE – BUT…
Hi all! I’m from Ukraine and i can say that ukraine is not FRACKFREE. Our government supported fracking.
Now we still have a problem of frackingin the West of Ukraine with Eni

We just found out that Shell is cancelling its shale gas project in Ukraine! Because of economic reasons, they say, but I guess the current unstable situation in the east and the changes in government also play an important role.

This means that Ukraine is now officially FRACKFREE!!

Here is a Dutch article by our financial times:

http://fd.nl/ondernemen/1096372/shell-stopt-schaliegasproject-in-oekraine

In English I could only find this short Reuters article:

http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFL5N0WE54G20150312

Celtique Energie – no permission to drill

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http://www.energylivenews.com/2015/03/12/fracking-firm-drops-two-uk-drilling-plans/

A shale gas company has said it won’t appeal after it was refused
permission to explore for oil and gas at two sites in West Sussex.

Celtique Energie had put forward planning applications to drill wells at
Fernhurst and Wisborough Green but were rejected by officials last year.

The Case: Gerard ‘Maco’ Mcintyre – Trial Relating To Alleged Incidents At Tamboran Site In Belcoo Last July

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Trial Relating To Alleged Incidents At Tamboran Site In Belcoo Last July
 
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014                        Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 3.56.55 PM
“It has happened,” says Blacklion GP Dr Carroll O’Dolan explaining the large turnout at a hastily convened anti-fracking protest on Monday evening. “And it is not something that might happen in Lancashire or might happen on video footage from Queensland or Alberta or Pennsylvannia – it’s happening in their own little townland, in their own village, in their own community. It is a physical reality of what we’ve been saying will come. Now people are saying, ‘My God it has come, and it will spread out’.”
 
The Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPSNI) versus Gerard “Maco” McIntyre.
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“Shell gets cold feet on South Africa shale-gas”

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Organic Farming vs. Fracking

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Organic Farming vs. Fracking
http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/12/organic-farming-vs-fracking/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=944cd48442-Top_News_3_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-944cd48442-85321873

Juliana Henao and Samantha Malone, FracTracker Alliance | March 12, 2015 10:09 am

organicfarm
Nearby oil and gas drilling is one of many threats to organic farms and their crop integrity.

Organic farms represent something pure for citizens around the world. They produce food that gives people more certainty about consuming chemical-free nutrients in a culture that is so accustomed to using pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides in order to keep up with booming demand. Among their many benefits, organic farms produce food that is high in nutritional value, use less water, replenish soil fertility and do not use pesticides or other toxic chemicals that may get into our food supply. To maintain their integrity, however, organic farms have an array of regulations and an extensive accreditation process.

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