Action Alert – husting in Manorhamilton

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http://www.loveleitrim.org/public-meeting-in-manorhamilton-with-general-election-candidates-feb-13th-2016/

<<Action Alert – come and challenge!>>
CHALLENGE YOUR POLITICIANS & AND LET’S
KEEP THE FRACKERS OUT OF ANTRIM!

WHO IS FOR A BAN ON FRACKING/RIGHT2CHANGE – FULL STOP
(not awaiting the outcome of an EPA report, not getting legal advice, just common sense!!)

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Rathlin Energy abandons plan to drill at Ballinlea

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https://sites.google.com/site/shalegasbulletinireland/all-previous-issues/issue-no-68—november-15-2015#Rathlin_Energy_abandons_plans_to_drill_at_Ballinlea_County_Antrim

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-34595852

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PROTECT OUR NORTH COAST Working to preserve and protect the north coast of Ireland
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Press Release – Rathlin Energy leave the Rathlin Basin

It is with great relief that we welcome Rathlin Energy Ltd’s decision to terminate their Petroleum Licence (PL3/10) for the Rathlin Basin, and withdraw their planning application to drill an exploratory well into the shale layer at Ballinlea.

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Woodburn – agreement – Motion

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Anti-fracking protesters picket councillors in Coleraine

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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/antifracking-protesters-picket-councillors-in-coleraine-31322076.html

Anti-fracking protesters picket councillors in Coleraine

By David Young

Published 23/06/2015 | 09:04

A large group of protesters gathered outside a meeting of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in Coleraine last night to protest against fracking at Ballinlea borehole in North Antrim
A large group of protesters gathered outside a meeting of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in Coleraine last night to protest against fracking at Ballinlea borehole in North Antrim

Protesters alarmed at the prospect of possible fracking for oil on the North Coast have gathered outside Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in Coleraine.

The demonstrators targeted the council as a meeting was being held inside last night.

The protest came after Rathlin Energy confirmed that it intends to drill a second exploratory borehole at Ballinlea near Ballycastle.

Local residents are concerned about the about the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing possibly being used on the site.

Earlier a company spokesman sought to allay fears.

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Fracking poses ‘significant’ risk to humans and should be temporarily banned across EU, says new report  

He said: “Rathlin Energy is still hoping to be able to extract any oil and gas it finds by a conventional drilling process. If for some reason that proves impossible, the company may in future consider hydraulic fracturing, but that’s a very, very long way off. Anything the company does will be subject to strict planning regulations.”

The Canadian-owned energy company has held the licence for oil and gas exploration in the North West since 2008.

During their initial explorations they found a small amount of oil.

Rathlin Energy has now completed further geological surveys and is in the process of finalising the location of their second exploration site.

Further reading

Government trying to fast-track fracking in UK without public consent 

Fracking chemicals detected in Pennsylvania’s drinking water

Link between fracking and earthquakes causing alarm in oil-rich Oklahoma

Gas fracking company: We caused 50 tremors in England – but we’re not going to stop

‘Fracking’ blamed for UK quakes

Fracking regulator urged in report

Environmental group Protect Our North Coast challenges Ballinlea shale drilling plans 

Cuadrilla Resources: We caused 50 tremors in England – but we’re not going to stop 

Safety fears over fracking checks 

Fracking in Fermanagh: As for shale gas companies, tell them to frack off

Fracking ‘could hit Fermanagh’s fish stocks’ 

Fracking: DUP clash as debate gets heated

Minister’s frack film criticism ‘out of order’

Fracking ‘boosts hummingbirds’ 

Fracking and the company that’s exploring the depths of Fermanagh

Fracking criticised over pollution and health risks

Anti-fracking campaigners’ fury after DoE admits drilling web error

Activists call on Stormont to revoke fracking licence for Co Antrim forest

Poisoning link threatens future of fracking

Fracking could unleash a host of new horrors

Northern Ireland will reap no benefit from shale gas or oil, says MLA

 

Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing NI – Is The UK Govt Planning To Allow Fracking …?

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Is The UK Govt Planning To Allow Fracking Of Belfast Lough From Woodburn and Larne Lough From Islandmagee Part 1?
reportPart 2 here.  You can see the horizontal ‘salt’ wells on page 13 of this document below. This document was a presentation by Andrew Hindle to Energy Ireland in 2012,  The images on each page give the game away.
Gas Storage  and Oil & Gas Exploration in
County Antrim
Dr Andrew Hindle InfraStrata plc
17 October 2012
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Gas storage and oil & gas exploration, County Antrim – 17  Oct 12

Press release: Protect Our North Coast (PONC) public meeting votes for a ban on fracking and demands meeting with Stormont Committee.

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PROTECT OUR NORTH COAST: PRESS RELEASEView this email in your browserFor Immediate ReleaseDate: 18th October 2014

Press release: Protect Our North Coast (PONC) public meeting votes for a ban on fracking and demands meeting with Stormont Committee.

Campaigners lobbying to protect the North Coast from fracking held a public meeting in Portballintrae last Thursday night.At a packed meeting people from across the North Coast from Ballycastle to Limavady voted overwhelmingly to stop exploratory drilling and fracking in the area or anywhere in Northern Ireland.Melanie Brown, a former policy adviser and researcher for the New Zealand government and resident of Ballycastle, presented a detailed analysis of the dangers of fracking on the North Coast. Continue reading

Fracking by parts- Stealth Fracking

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Planning permission for drilling has now been granted to oil and gas company Infrastrata to drill an exploratory well in County Antrim. No Environmental Impact Assessment is required. (URGENT ACTION NEEDED http://frackingfreeireland.org/2014/01/27/urgent-action-needed-antrimni/)
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It’s called Fracking by Stealth – companies apply for permission to drill, not to frack. They take the position that drilling is harmless and the UK Government agrees with them – no Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) needed for drilling. And even if eventually EIAs will be required, it will be for the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) stage only.

Let’s look at what can now be done without EIA

MIKE HILL, a chartered engineer B.Sc.(Hons.) C.Eng. MIET. reports

Urgent action needed – Antrim/NI

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We need to contact MLA’s Councillors, media – get locals on the ground etc etc

Do you live in this licence area covering 663 sq kms around the Larne/
Lough Neagh basin?
Oil and gas drilling firm Infrastrata has won planning permission to
drill an exploratory well
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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/oil-drilling-firm-infrastrata-gets-planning-goahead-for-exploratory-well-in-co-antrim-29938613.html Continue reading