Urgent action needed – Antrim/NI

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We need to contact MLA’s Councillors, media – get locals on the ground etc etc

Do you live in this licence area covering 663 sq kms around the Larne/
Lough Neagh basin?
Oil and gas drilling firm Infrastrata has won planning permission to
drill an exploratory well

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/oil-drilling-firm-infrastrata-gets-planning-goahead-for-exploratory-well-in-co-antrim-29938613.html“The planning permission allows a window for activities on site
between September and March and Infrastrata said that plans are
progressing well towards site construction, with a dataroom already
opened. The initial well will target an area estimated to hold around
40m barrels of oil.

“The joint venture has identified a suitable site for the first
exploration well and engaged with the landowners.
The project will assess Triassic, Permian and Carboniferous sandstones
and does not involve hydraulic fracturing of rocks (“fracking”).
In order to drill the well, the Company will consult with a number of
stakeholders, including Northern Ireland Environment Agency and
Northern Ireland Health and Safety Executive, and obtain consent to
drill from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. The
Company will also need to complete an agreement for a lease over the
land for the wellsite.
Permission to drill the well has now been confirmed under Permitted
Development. The permission permits a window for activities on site
between September and March. It is proposed to drill the well during
the Winter 2014/15.”

No Fracking Ireland:

*Leah Doherty*