CDM smith and EPA statements and presentation – 31 Jan, joint committee

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Opening Statement – CCAE J09 – DEpt of CCAE

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Hooper Statement

EPA – UGEE Integrated Synthesis_web

Full recording of committee meeting in the Dáil yesterday. (31 Jan 2017)

http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=34477&&CatID=127

EPA report – December 2016

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http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/ugeejointresearchprogramme/ugeeisr.html

REPORT: http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/ugeejointresearchprogramme/EPA%20-%20UGEE%20Integrated%20Synthesis_web.pdf

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Report: EPA – UGEE Integrated Synthesis_web

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Update fracking in Ireland: Stop the Study – Who is CDM Smith – Bill to ban fracking –

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Following COP21, an opposition Member of the Irish Parliament, Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit, decided to introduc a Bill to ban fracking in the Republic of Ireland to pressurise our pro-fracking government to take action on climate change.

Please beware of any official government statements appearing in the press saying that the government has ruled out fracking. It has done no such thing, because it has still not even put a stop to the fracking industry-led research study as demanded by campaigners. Read more about the Stop The Study campaign below

As you may know, there is a general election coming up in Ireland next year and the Irish media is far from independent, so if you want to receive accurate updates about fracking in Ireland rather than government propaganda, it’s best to get your news from campaign groups directly.

Below  reliable sources regarding the Bill introduced on December 17 which you can share.

People Before Profit join environmental groups to propose Dáil bill banning fracking, December 17, 2015

http://richardboydbarrett.ie/2015/12/17/people-before-profit-join-environmental-groups-to-propose-dail-bill-ban-fracking/
An Taisce welcomes proposed Prohibition of Fracking Bill, December 17, 2015

http://www.antaisce.org/articles/an-taisce-welcomes-proposed-prohibition-of-fracking-bill
Bill to ban fracking in Ireland welcomed by environmental groups, December 17, 2015

http://environmentalpillar.ie/press-release-bill-to-ban-fracking-in-ireland-welcomed-by-environmental-groups/

Since this Bill was introduced by a politician from a minor party, there is no guarantee that other parties will support it, but campaigners will be pressurising all parties to do so ahead of next year’s elections. You can help pressurise our pro-fracking government by signing these two petitions: https://uplift.ie/fracking/ & https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ban_Fracking_Ireland/?fAgUJjb&pv=37.

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Pro-fracking company asked to carry out safety study

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http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/pro-fracking-company-asked-to-carry-out-safety-study-1.2178909

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction method in the United States and Poland.

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Fight fracking issue on health says NY group

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Fight fracking issue on health says NY group

Members of North West Network Against Fracking with Julia Walsh and Renee Armstrong in front from New York State Against Fracking.
Members of North West Network Against Fracking with Julia Walsh and Renee Armstrong in front from New York State Against Fracking.