TAKE ACTION – EIA directive review; send a letter to the minister of environment

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To all campaigners!
After our amazing battle to win support for Amendment 126 in the European Parliament, the ‘war’ continues. (see:Take atcion: http://frackingfreeireland.org/fracking-free-europe/take-action/ and http://frackingfreeireland.org/politics-related-info/europe/

Send a letter to our minister, Phil Hogan.   phil.hogan@oireachtas.ie
A sample email and letter you will find below
The Parliament, Commission and Member States are negotiating in ‘Trialogue’ talks about the final texts.
The Council’s stated position is that the proposal to have mandatory EIAs for all unconventional exploration and extraction is “not acceptable”.
We want to inform our respective Environment Ministers AS SOON AS POSSIBLE that we expect them to support the proposal of the Parliament. 
Here is the agenda of their next meetings. As you can see, things are moving quickly.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT ­– CALENDAR OF NEGOTIATIONS

Meeting Date Time Location
1st trilogue Tuesday 5 November 18:30-21:00 EP
1st technical meeting Monday 11 November 14:30-17:30 EP
2nd trilogue Tuesday 26 November 15:00-18:30 Council
2nd technical meeting Thursday 5 December 10:00-13:00 EP
3rd trilogue tbc* tbc tbc
*The 3rd trilogue will take place in week 50 or 51 (to be confirmed soon).
Here is a template letter  Letter EIA Trialogue_FINAL  that you can send to your Environment Minister. (DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IT AND fill in/reduce the x mark in the text!)
 It outlines some of our key concerns and dismisses the ‘cost’ objections to have an EIA.
Please (translate and) distribute this letter widely to your national officials, including your national diplomats that deal with environmental issues in your Permanent Representation. You can find the right person and their address on this website: http://europa.eu/whoiswho/public/index.cfm?fuseaction=idea.hierarchy&nodeID=3780&lang=en
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Dear Minister Hogan,

I understand that after the vote on the EIA directive at the European Parliament, the Parliament, Commission and Member States are now negotiating in ‘Trialogue’ talks about the final texts.

The Council’s stated position is that the proposal to have mandatory EIAs for all unconventional exploration and extraction is “not acceptable”.

I would like to inform you that I expect you to support the proposal of the Parliament.

Please find attached a letter which outlines some of my key concerns and dismisses the ‘cost’ objections to have an EIA.

 Yours sincerely,
Name and Town
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You can also send this letter to:

Permanent Representation of Ireland

http://europa.eu/whoiswho/public/index.cfm?fuseaction=idea.hierarchy&nodeID=4251&lang=en

Rue Froissart 50/Froissartstraat 50
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
Belgique
Tel: +32 22308580
Fax: +32 22303203
Email: irlprb@dfa.ie
Internet: http://www.irelandrepbrussels.be