SENEAD: anti fracking BILL 2016: SECOND STAGE

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Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016: Second Stage

Question proposed: “That the Bill be now read a Second Time.”

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Seán Kyne):   I am very pleased to have this opportunity today to speak on Deputy McLoughlin’s Bill on the prohibition of petroleum and extraction on the Irish onshore. I congratulate Deputy McLoughlin on having his Bill progressed this far. It is a considerable achievement for a Private Member’s Bill to be debated in both Dáil and Seanad Éireann and I look forward to the progress of this, the first Private Member’s Bill in this Government’s tenure to proceed to enactment. The Bill has a clear focus, namely, to prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing to explore for or extract oil or gas in the Irish onshore.

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Dail Fracking ban – FOE

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On Wednesday, the Dáil, the lower house of the Irish parliament, passed a Bill to #BanFracking. SHARE to spread the good news.

Here’s what our Deputy Director, Kate Ruddock, had to say:
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On shore Fracking Bill in Ireland

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Joint Committee final report: A step closer to ban fracking – back doors to frack Ireland are still open

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Joint Committee final report:–FINAL.pdf

Schermafdruk 2017-04-29 14.06.21 geknipt

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CETA – email MEP’s NOW ( before Wed 15 Feb)

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All info here:
Click on the link and contact the MEP’s who haven’t signed the pledge!
Or email:;;;;

and  say ” I,……………, (address)……….., hereby ask you not to vote for Ceta on my behalf this Wednesday 15th of February, 2017. ”



CDM smith and EPA statements and presentation – 31 Jan, joint committee

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hooper presentation

Opening Statement – CCAE J09 – DEpt of CCAE

Hooper Presentation

Hooper Statement

EPA – UGEE Integrated Synthesis_web

Full recording of committee meeting in the Dáil yesterday. (31 Jan 2017)

Bill to ban Fracking – Amendment moved – Call for submissions

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Stages of the Fracking Bill:
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CONSULTATION – Draft ban fracking in Co. Sligo Development plan

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Draft Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023
Public Consultation from 21st September to 30th November 2016

Following pre-draft consultation in 2015, Sligo County Council has prepared a Draft Development Plan for County Sligo for the period 2017 to 2023. The Draft Plan is now on public display from the 21st September to the 30th November 2016. The Draft Plan can be viewed online at the following link:


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