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

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Opening Statement – CCAE J09 – DEpt of CCAE

Hooper Presentation

Hooper Statement

EPA – UGEE Integrated Synthesis_web

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

Solidarity Action for the French anti-Fracking Groups – Call for Protest Feb 28 + letter

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France has been a true “lantern example” in our global fight against fracking.

Solidarity letter + signatories
English: France_AntiFrackingSolidarityLetter_Montelimar-Signatories

In December 2015 American firm Schuepach lost its legal action against the French state to be allowed to frack for shale in Southern France (

Now, Total has put forward another legal action to regain its Montelimar license in the South of France. “The French major might regain the Montelimar permit by the end of January, depending on the outcome of a court case that has not just sparked an outcry among green activists – anti-fracking groups call for a protest on February 28 – but also brought the shale gas debate back into national news.”

French groups are calling now for protest on February 28.
“Environmental groups are calling for a demonstration on February 28 in Barjac, a small town in the department of Gard, one of the five departments covered by the Montélimar permit which could be re-awarded to Total by a French court, according to a statement from Stop Gaz de schiste”, the national coalition against fracking.”

Please find a solidarity letter attached. It shall be signed by as many international groups as possible. It will be sent to the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and it shall also be read out during the protest on February 28.

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Take Action call for TTIP amendments- reply from MEPs

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Reply from Brian Crowley

From: CROWLEY Brian []
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2015 6:19 PM
Subject: Automatic reply: TTIP RESOLUTION – Please TABLE and SUPPORT AMENDMENTS before Wednesday 3 June

As I am currently undergoing medical treatment in Ireland I will not be in Brussels for a few weeks. In case of urgency please contact my Cork Office, email: ; tel: 00353214896433.

Thank you

Reply from Sinn Fein (Matt  Carthy)

Many thanks for your getting in touch, I’m sure it goes without saying that I share your concerns regarding this deal and the inclusion of the ISDS mechanism. Me and my fellow Sinn Fein colleagues in Europe will of course be opposing TTIP in the June plenary.

I want to bring your attention to a demonstration Sinn Féin are organizing ahead of next weeks plenary taking place at 12 pm Monday June 8th outside the European Parliament Building on Dawson Street. We are using this demonstration to call on Irish MEPs to join us in voting against the INTA report and specifically the inclusion of the ISDS mechanism. I hope you will be able to join us for this demonstration.
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GLOBAL FRACK DOWN DAY in Ireland – all events (update)

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Ban fracking –  Stop TTIP DEMO DUBLIN
(and joining the demo against the Water charges)
Date Oct. 11
Time 11 am – ongoing
Venue: Unite the Union, 55-56 Middle Abbey St
from 2 pm Spire, O’Connell street

Take Action – 9 – 13 January 2014

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ENNISKILLEN ANTI – FRACKING DEMO  Thursday 9 Jan 6.30 Town Hall Enniskillen (gathering Linnen Hall 6.00 pm)

From Ban Fracking Fermanagh

Despite the announcement that Mr.Bazely may or may not turn up this Thursday to meet with Fermanagh District Council, the planned demo is going ahead.

Public representatives need to be reminded that they represent the interests of the people not the few who will be the only ones to benefit from this destructive industry.

We are united in a growing, global movement to ban ‘fracking’.

This Thurs 6:30pm – 9pm it’s still on in Fermanagh. Groups meeting from 6:00pm, in the Linnen Hall, Enniskillen.

Spread the word, Tweet, share, post and tell your friends. We have all seen Barton Moss, Balcombe and others. If you don’t believe peaceful protest is effective watch the clip from the link I’ll add below then be inspired. See you on Thursday.
Brewing Up A Twitter STORM!!

To coincide with Dr. Bazley’s visit to address FDC’s Environmental Health Committee this Thursday (Jan 9th), we want to make the topic of #fracking the No.1 trend in Ireland & UK!!

This Thursday, between 7-9pm, we will be calling for a mobilization of fractivists & people opposed to #fracking accross Ireland & UK to simultaneously tweet/retweet your opinions, links, pics etc using the hashtag, #irelandfrackfree.

Also, for those living in NI, to ensure that our Stormont politicians are paying attention, we would ask YOU all to express your opposition to #fracking by directing your tweets to the following: @MarkHDurkan @DUPleader @M_McGuinness_SF

JOIN US in our campaign to keep #irelandfrackfree

Jan the 13th, Leitrim will be voting on the county development plan, we will need everyone their children, friends and neighbours to be outside the offices to say NO BAN means NO VOTE .