WASHINGTON, U.S. – According to a new report by liberal think tank Center for American Progress, titled “How Exxon Won the 2016 Election,” the company stands to gain nearly $1 trillion from the Trump administration’s energy and environment policies.
The report comes just a day ahead of Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson’s grilling during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday on possible conflict of interest he faces as a result of the oil and gas giant’s extensive global operations.
Why is the goverment calling for submissions?
Why is the bill moved to the Joint Committee of Communication, Climate Action and Environemnt and not to the Select committee as agreed in the Bill?
According to Brid Smith, TD and member of the Joint Committee calling for submissions is very unusual.
Read below in combination with the bill (second stage, 27 october 2016) moved to a SELECTED COMMITTEE by Tony McLoughlin and the call from the Oireachtas for a public consultation in the JOINT COMMITTEE
Read below: the … bill was referred to the committee
the JOINT COMMITTEE decided to undertake a detailed scrutiny
A proposed nationwide ban on fracking has cleared its first hurdle.
Cross-party TDs backed legislation put forward by Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim Tony McLoughlin to outlaw drilling for shale gas from rocks, sands and coal seams across the country.
Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, warned that the proposed legislation may not achieve what is intended due to the complexities of gas exploration.
Attempts to get the Government to ban fracking look set to pass their first hurdle, it has emerged.
Legislation put forward by Fine Gael backbench TD Tony McLoughlin was due to be put on hold for at least eight months to allow for an independent report on the controversial gas extraction to be completed.
But the proposal may progress more quickly after Fianna Fáil refused to support the delay.