Islandmagee – resident’s concern over Gaelectric’s CAES proposal

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Untitled-Captured-10Thursday 18 February 2016

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LETTER AND RESPONSE EMAILS: NI Water Exploration Agreement with InfraStrata at Woodburn Forest

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To: “” <>
Sent: Friday, 6 May 2016, 10:09:36
Subject: NI Water Exploration Agreement with InfraStrata at Woodburn Forest

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The Folly of Permitted Development

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The Folly of Permitted Development

I’ve just requested some information from the PSNI. I requested they forward the map/site plan/diagrams and other information used by them to determine which parts of the Infrastrata project are shared access and which are sole access to Infrastrata.  This is one of dozens of requests for information I have made over the last number of years to various Government Departments in relation to Woodburn.

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Belcoo Frack Free: letter to David Ford re. Woodburn and Policing

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Interesting letter to David Ford and covered to entire NI executive from Chairman of Belcoo Frack Free – sent in March 2016.

Co Fermanagh BT93 5DN
Dated : 14 March 2016

Mr David Ford
Minister of Justice
Block B,
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate Belfast BT4 3SG

cc : Northern Ireland Executive.
Subject : Woodburn and Policing

Dear Minister Ford,

I write as chair of Belcoo Frack Free with regards to the proposed drilling at Woodburn. I urge you and your colleagues in the Executive to give this matter your undivided attention to avoid violations of EU law, and international conventions, and most importantly violations of human rights issues. Ultimately the PSNI are going to be in the middle of it all as they were in the proposed Belcoo drilling project, but there is a more hardened line being drawn at Woodburn.

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Solidarity Action for the French anti-Fracking Groups – Call for Protest Feb 28 + letter

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France has been a true “lantern example” in our global fight against fracking.

Solidarity letter + signatories
English: France_AntiFrackingSolidarityLetter_Montelimar-Signatories

In December 2015 American firm Schuepach lost its legal action against the French state to be allowed to frack for shale in Southern France (

Now, Total has put forward another legal action to regain its Montelimar license in the South of France. “The French major might regain the Montelimar permit by the end of January, depending on the outcome of a court case that has not just sparked an outcry among green activists – anti-fracking groups call for a protest on February 28 – but also brought the shale gas debate back into national news.”

French groups are calling now for protest on February 28.
“Environmental groups are calling for a demonstration on February 28 in Barjac, a small town in the department of Gard, one of the five departments covered by the Montélimar permit which could be re-awarded to Total by a French court, according to a statement from Stop Gaz de schiste”, the national coalition against fracking.”

Please find a solidarity letter attached. It shall be signed by as many international groups as possible. It will be sent to the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and it shall also be read out during the protest on February 28.

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Letter to UN Working Group on business & human rights on fracking – Josh fox and 511 signatures

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UN working group

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INFRASTRATAFracking Free Ireland received the following response:

Infrastrata response
sscroll down for the query sent on 16 dec. 2014
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TTIP update Ireland – reply from Richard Bruton re. the leaked letter

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eu us trade negotiations update

TTIP Briefing Note Feb1

Reply from Richard Bruton office re. the leaked letter –

I refer to your recent email concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.

The attached note covers the issues you have raised and should address your concerns.
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