Eamon Scanlon [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thank you for your email regarding hydraulic fracturing (fracking). I have always and will continue to be opposed to the granting of any fracking licenses or exploratory licenses. I have attended a number of public meetings regarding this and you have rightly outlined some of the issues regarding fracking in your email.
Declan Bree [email@example.com]
Thank you for taking the initiative in writing to all of the councillors. Hopefully the motion will be adopted on Monday.
yes I will vote to ban fracking as I have done consistently in the past.
I am rather surprised that you feel it necessary to contact Sinn Fein
councillors on this issue as our record on Sligo Co Council and elsewhere in
bringing forward anti-fracking proposals is quite clear.
Further to that, Sinn Fein have led efforts in the Dail to ban fracking and
our local TD Michael Colreavy, has been very vocal on this matter.
I have last week re-watched the documentary “Shattered Ground” which is
explicit in portraying the serious dangers associated with this greedy
Finally, I would ask that you keep in mind Sinn Fein’s position of
opposition to fracking when you cast your vote in the coming general
ACTION ALERT – contact councillors: Ban Fracking in CDP
Motion from Cllr Mary Bohan, FF, at a meeting today (Mon, 11th of May) of Leitrim County Council at 11am in Bredagh Old Schoolhouse, Carrigallen, is in conflict with the ban on UGEE in the Leitrim County Development Plan and the recently stated policy
THE TROJAN HORSE!!!
‘The motion should be withdrawn completely at this stage. The first part of the motion, despite being factually correct, is being used as a Trojan horse in order to get the second part through.’
Councillor Mary Bohan, Fianna Fáil, motion on the Agenda of a meeting of Leitrim County Council on Monday, 11th of May at 11am in Bredagh Old School, adjacent to Carrigallen Church of Ireland, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim:
(a) vote of no confidence in CDM Consortium of researchers appointed by the EPA to carry out the research in relation to fracking.
(b) I further call that Leitrim County Council calls on the Minister of Health and the Taoiseach in the interests of public health to have this research carried out by the Department of Health Chief Medical Officer.
NEW and OLD policy 124 wording
This is the wording agreed on by some councillors and campaigners at meeting last night in Manorhamilton.
It is the policy of this Council to apply the precautionary principle to Unconventional Oil/gas Exploration and Extraction (UGEE) projects/operations proposed within the county. Given the scientific evidence, and personal testimonies, of the risks of UGEE projects/operations and with the objective of avoiding the risk of serious danger to human health or the environment, it is therefore the policy of Leitrim County Council that UGEE projects/operations shall not be permitted within the County of Leitrim.
Policy 124 “It is the policy of this Council to apply the ‘precautionary principle’ to any oil/gas exploration and extraction projects/operations proposed within the County. Given the presently available scientific and anecdotal evidence of the significant dangers of such projects – it is therefore the policy of Leitrim County Council that unconventional oil/gas exploration and extraction projects/operations not be permitted within the County of Leitrim.”
Fantastic news from Kerry County Council.
“Councillors agreed that given the lack of comprehensive safety information and the absence of national guidelines on fracking industry, favourable consideration will not be given to any fracking proposal in this county during the lifetime of the county development plan.”
Kerry County Council has decided not to allow fracking during discussions on the next county development plan.
The draft plan and submissions from the public on it is again being discussed by councillors.
It seems Leitrim Co Co want to water down ban on fracking to be inserted in county development plan. The new policy 124 will wide open the door for fracking.
We have to stop this and take action to ensure this will not happen, which we believe is
undemocratic and actually against council regulations.
- Protest Monday 15 Sept, Carrick-on-Shannon 10.30 Council office and
- do contact the Leitrim Co. councillors (scroll down for contact details)
It seems Leitrim Co Co want to water down ban on fracking to be inserted in county development plan. This is supposedly under pressure from the minister. How was this pressure conveyed?
Word has come back to Leitrim County Council that the wording of the draft
county development plan with regard to the ban on fracking is not
acceptable to the Minister, who will throw it out if it is not changed. A
blanket ban is not allowed, any prohibition must be locally-based rather
Aedin from Good Energies Alliance Ireland was asked for her input.
Aedin McLoughlin was and may still be involved in the ‘Sligo/Leitrim FG Technical Group on Fracking’. This is the type of motion that This TECHNICAL GROUP wanted passed back in January.
Below the original and new text of policy 124 and the old and new draft of the Co. Development Plan. Continue reading