Fracking ban receives cross-party support

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Fracking ban receives cross-party support

Published 27/10/2016 | 14:41
http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/fracking-ban-receives-crossparty-support-35167045.html

 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.

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Fracking Ban – FF opposes delay to legislation

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 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.

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VOTE – POLL:

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http://www.thejournal.ie/poll-fracking-good-or-bad-2997941-Sep2016/?utm_source=shortlink#

Sligo Council to decide on fracking ban

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Sligo Council to decide on fracking ban

Sligo County Council will decide at its meeting on Monday (27th June) whether to include a ban on fracking in the new draft County Development Plan when councillors will consider an extensive motion on the issue submitted by Independent Cllr Declan Bree.
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Fracking Bill by FG

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http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=33136&&CatID=59

http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2016/3716/B3716d.pdf
PDF: bill fg

http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2016/3716/b3716d-memo.pdf
PDF MEMO: b3716d-memo

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Motion/Bill on fracking tabled in the Dail/Assembly by 3 political parties

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FIRST MOTION TO BAN FRACKING WAS BY PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT, http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/…/people-before-profit-hi…/
“Towards the end of the 31st Dáil we in People Before Profit, along with Friends of the Earth, put forward the Prohibition of Hydraulic Fracturing Bill 2015. We intend on moving this bill as soon as we can in the Dáil.
SINN FEIN FOLLOWED http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/26120
AND NOW FINE GAEL.
THEY MIGHT SEE POLITICAL OPPORTUNITIES…
Picture taken in Manorhamilton meeting. At that time Tony was pretty vague re. to ban fracking.
http://www.tonymcloughlintd.ie/fracking_legislation
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Live updates on Woodburn Forest debate

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Independent journalism on fracking, onshore oil and gas and the reactions to it

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Woodburn Forest 160509 2The Northern Ireland Assembly is debating a motion by Sinn Fein politicians, Oliver McMullan and Gerry Kelly, on InfraStrata’s drilling plans at Woodburn Forest in County Antrim. The drilling has been allowed under permitted development rights, without the need for planning permission, consultation or an environmental impact assessment. Check for live updates throughout the evening.

The motion is:

That this Assembly notes with concern the application by InfraStrata to drill at Woodburn Forest, County Antrim; recognises the concerns of residents in County Antrim over drilling proposals at the forest; and calls on the Executive to ensure that such applications are not approved until assurances are secured against any negative potential impacts on water supply, the environment, tourism and local communities.


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Fracking is twice as bad for climate as coal – will the Climage Change Committee ban it?

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Fracking is twice as bad for climate as coal – will the Climate Change Committee ban it?
Dr Robin Russell-Jones

9th June 2016

The UK government is all for fracking, writes Dr Robin Russell-Jones, but on climate grounds alone it should be banned. Evidence from the US shows that shale gas is twice as dirty as coal from a climate viewpoint due to ‘fugitive emissions’ of methane. That makes fracking incompatible with the UK’s climate change commitments and the Paris Agreement – as the CCC may soon rule.
We have been unofficially informed that the CCC has accepted our data on fugitive emissions of methane – and that shale gas is twice as bad as coal from a climate change perspective. In other words fracking is likely to be banned.

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