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

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

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Water, Brought to You by the Fossil Fuel Industry

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excerpted from Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by Wenonah Hauter, out now from the New Press.

Stifling heat and the fumes spewing from bumper-to-bumper SUVs and large luxury vehicles hit me in the face as I walked out of the airport in Dubai. Back in 2012, I was visiting one of the least sustainable cities on Earth, attending the industry-sponsored Global Water: Oil and Gas Summit, which featured representatives from Shell, Saudi Aramco, and Conoco-Phillips as speakers. Dubai was a fitting location for the bizarre grouping of polluters, resource extractors, and opportunists to meet and discuss the best way to divvy up and profit from using the world’s water for oil and gas development.

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Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

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Update 02/11/15: The problems with California’s underground injection control program are far worse than originally reported. It has now been revealed that California regulators with DOGGR permitted hundreds of wastewater injection wells and thousands more wells injecting fluids for “enhanced oil recovery” into aquifers protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Duke study rivers contaminated from fracking waste water

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Thousands of oil and gas industry wastewater spills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly released peer-reviewed study.

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Court case aims to halt Co Antrim oil exploration in its tracks

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Friday 06 May 2016

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A legal bid is being made on Friday to scupper plans for oil exploration in a Co Antrim forest, with one protestor saying it is likely to be just the first of many challenges.

Belfast’s High Court will hear a bid by a nearby resident opposed to the project, who is calling for a judge to rule on whether the work should indeed go ahead as planned.

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(Northern) Ireland -almost – FRACKED Ireland will be no longer Fracking Free

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Since 2011 fracking is looming over Ireland. After years of informing people, writing letters, demonstrations, direct actions, taken legal actions, it seems that politicians and the big companies doesn’t care. Democracy and human rights are dead words.

At present the first rig in (Northern)  Ireland has arrivedand and is transported to Woodburn

rig arrived
drillforest (and sticks into the mud). Infrastrata will start testdrilling near a waterreservoir, supplying water for the entire Belfast eara. Despite scientific evidence, that fracking can not be done safe and often pollutes the water, the greed and ignorance seems to be unlimited, putting peoples health at risk.
(Duke study )

A legal action was succesfull, but despite this, the lorries are still driving into Woodburn forest.

A protestor had chained himself to the rig,
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another protestor was sitting peacefully on the ground,  both were removed by the PSNI
Mark, chained on the rig for 6 hours, until he was arrested.

13124710_1PAISLY ROAD CLOSED567149826917546_3688751152265214116_nRoad closed.



Upcoming Friday is the court case of another  protestor related to the Belcoo protest.

Dutch Government intends to start Shale gas winning from 2020

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Newsletter Schaliegasvrij Nederland (in Dutch)

NL milieudefensie

De schaliegasdraak lijkt voorlopig nog in zijn winterslaap te zitten.
Niets is minder waar!!
In Den Haag hebben ze ondertussen niet stilgezeten en gewerkt aan een landelijke structuurvisie ondergrond…….en…

Even niet goed opgelet, zodat RTV Oost alvast een kijkje kon nemen in de concept-Milieu Effect Rapportage en ons ook alvast laat meekijken uit welke richting de schaliegaswind kan gaan waaien!!

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Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink for free ….

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