Quarry firm denies selling property to fracking company

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Quarry firm denies selling property to fracking company

Belcoo

LOCAL construction firm Acheson & Glover has denied claims that one of its quarries in Belcoo has been purchased by Tamboran, the company that previously held a licence to frack in Fermanagh.
The issue has been highlighted by the local cross-community, campaign group, Belcoo Frack Free. They claimed on social media this week that Tamboran “have bought or are in the process of buying the top quarry from Acheson and Glover”.
In February, it emerged that Tamboran had lodged another legal bid to return. Tamboran Resources (UK) submitted an application to the High Court to challenge the adoption of the Strategic Planning Policy Statement, which was published last September and included a presumption against fracking in the North. It is the third application for judicial review proceedings from Tamoran since its licence was terminated in 2014, with two others still ongoing. Continue reading

Shale Gas Bulletin Ireland – Dec. 2015 – review: fracking in Ireland in 2015

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https://sites.google.com/site/shalegasbulletinireland/all-previous-issues/issue-no-70—december-15-2015

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Activities in Belcoo at the Gates of Hell/Acheson and Clover –

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EPA on site with vehicles at Belcoo

A campaigner:

EPA vehicle seen at the quarry, and WINDMILLS being put in at the back of the quarry. This means a whole load of vehicles going up and down that road, including big pieces of equipment. The majority of those vehicles have MITTEN on them, red lorries, using Mill Lane even to go up and down.

There have been two unmarked vehicles seen actually entering the Gates of Hell and that has been random and ongoing for a while. They drive in there, don’t stay long and leave. One is a large silver jeep.

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REPLY from Fermanagh District Council re: Alleged unauthorised drilling of boreholes and erection of fence Belcoo Quarry, Boho Road, Belcoo

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From: oonagh.given@fermanaghomagh.com
Subject: Planning Query Belcoo Quarry
Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 12:55:08 +0000

Dear Ms xxx,

Alleged unauthorised drilling of boreholes and erection of fence Belcoo Quarry, Boho Road, Belcoo

 I refer to previous correspondence regarding the above. Following an investigation of your complaint, I can confirm that the Council has now completed its investigations of this case. Continue reading

The Case: Gerard ‘Maco’ Mcintyre – Trial Relating To Alleged Incidents At Tamboran Site In Belcoo Last July

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Trial Relating To Alleged Incidents At Tamboran Site In Belcoo Last July
 
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“It has happened,” says Blacklion GP Dr Carroll O’Dolan explaining the large turnout at a hastily convened anti-fracking protest on Monday evening. “And it is not something that might happen in Lancashire or might happen on video footage from Queensland or Alberta or Pennsylvannia – it’s happening in their own little townland, in their own village, in their own community. It is a physical reality of what we’ve been saying will come. Now people are saying, ‘My God it has come, and it will spread out’.”
 
The Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPSNI) versus Gerard “Maco” McIntyre.
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Visit of Helmut Fehr to the Tamboran site in Belcoo

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Helmut Fehr, German geoscientist and well-respected authority on hydraulic fracturing, visted the Tamboran site in Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh, today. He and his lovely wife were greeted by some solid protectors, braving the freezing cold, sleet, and windy conditions.
Standing at The Gates of Hell, the mood was positive and showed the continued cross-border support for this fight against the frackers here in Northern Ireland. A heart-warming sight indeed on such a freezing day!

Rathlin Energy claims drilling in Antrim will have little impact

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Rathlin Energy claims drilling in Antrim will have little impact
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/energy-and-resources/rathlin-energy-claims-drilling-in-antrim-will-have-little-impact-1.2097630

The Canadian company has applied for planning permission for a 2,700m borehole

Anti-fracking sign  near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Photograph: Bryan O’BrienAnti-fracking sign near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

First published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015, 01:01

 Rathlin Energy claims its proposal to drill an oil and gas exploration well into the shale layer at Ballinlea, in Co Antrim will have “no significant impacts” on the surrounding area.

The Canadian company has applied for planning permission to construct an exploratory borehole to a depth of 2,700m on the proposed site which lies half way between Ballintoy Harbour and the Dark Hedges.

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Fracking firm Tamboran to sue Stormont departments over thwarted Fermanagh drilling plans

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Fracking firm Tamboran to sue Stormont departments over thwarted Fermanagh drilling plans- http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/fracking-firm-tamboran-to-sue-stormont-departments-over-thwarted-fermanagh-drilling-plans-30757856.html  19 November 2014

Placards placed by protesters on the gates of the former quarry in Belcoo where Tamboran Resources had been proposing to drill an exploratory borehole
Placards placed by protesters on the gates of the former quarry in Belcoo where Tamboran Resources had been proposing to drill an exploratory borehole

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