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Open letter Calling for a Public Consultation for the proposed LNG terminal at Shannon.

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Open letter Calling for a Public Consultation on the requested extension of the expiring planning permission for the proposed LNG terminal at Shannon.

21 November

Open letter to An Bord Pleanála and ministers Calling for a Public Consultation on the requested extension of the expiring planning permission signed by:

Friends of the Earth Ireland, Food & Water Europe,Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Irish Environment , Love Leitrim, North West Network Against Fracking, Fracking Free Ireland, No Fracking Ireland, Safety Before LNG, Fossil Free TCD. UCC Environmental Society

LNG and the Ban on Fracking

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Hypocritical Ban on Fracking leaves Ireland with a real “Nimby” dilemma

28 November 2017

Article by Gemma Bryce
In this article Gemma questions if we really banned fracking. She describes the anti fracking campaign, and how we end up with only a ONSHORE anti fracking bill, the political parties involved and how they stopped amendments to extend the ban to OFFSHORE fracking. She also lines out the proposals from minister Naughten to build an LNG terminal in the Port of Cork.

New Report: Ineos Chequered Environmental Track Record in Europe

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The Awful Environmental Record of Ineos Disqualifies Fracking Ambitions
New Report Takes Hard Look at Chemical Giant’s Trail of Pollution
The petrochemical company Ineos is transforming into a dominant UK fossil fuel firm with oil and gas extraction, storage, processing and pipeline assets. But it
WASHINGTON, DC/BRUSSELS—Facilities owned by the massive chemical corporation Ineos are responsible for scores of serious health and safety violations across the globe, a troubling record that should move United Kingdom leaders to slam the brakes on the company’s push to begin fracking in the United Kingdom. Ineos has never drilled a commercial gas or oil well, and its indifferent safety record in chemical plants justifies blocking its foray into fracking.

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Advocacy Groups Release Legal Resource for Fighting Fossil Fuel Projects

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Advocacy Groups Release Legal Resource for Fighting Fossil Fuel Projects

New toolkit helps clarify EU legislation to challenge exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons

BrusselsFood & Water Europe – with the pro bono support of The Good Lobby – has released today the 1st guide through the jungle of European environmental legislation for activists and non-governmental organisations that oppose fossil fuel projects.

The Hydrocarbons Toolkit provides legal arguments for activists in the European Union (EU) against the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in general (and shale gas/oil, tight gas/oil and coal-bed methane in particular) by referring to relevant articles of existing and binding EU law. It explains in accessible language the most relevant directives and regulations that are applicable to the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons.

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Ireland’s first climate lawsuit is potentially a historic turning point

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Ireland’s first climate lawsuit is potentially a historic turning point

Oct 24, 2017 1 Comment by

Feasta climate group members today warmly welcomed the news that Friends of the Irish Environment has launched a legal action campaign against the Irish government’s failure to take the required action to avert dangerous climate change.

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