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.
On February 1st Sligo County Council will vote on a ban on Frackign to go into the Sligo development plan. the motion had been proposed by Declan Bree, but unfortunately it didnt get adopted at their last meeting. so it is very important that it get passed this time. find below a template that could be sent to all councillors . A list of councillors complete with emails can be found on the page Here: hhttp://www.sligococo.ie/YourCouncil/CouncilMembers/
Sending a similar Mail to all councillors takes just a few minutes ! Maybe you could all write something similar ……use copy and paste and alter it to suit your particular concern.
List of emails below the letter, just copy and paste!
L E I T R I M C O U N T Y D E V E L O P M E N T P L A N 2 0 1 5 – 2 0 2 1
L E I T R I M C O U N T Y C O U N C I L (Pages 202, 203 & 204)
OFFICIAL: Fracking now banned in Leitrim
3.11.7 UNCONVENTIONAL GAS EXPLORATION AND EXTRACTION
Leitrim County Council is aware of oil and gas prospecting interests within the Leitrim County area and its surrounds41, in particular proposals for unconventional oil/gas exploration and extraction42 projects/operations. It is a strategic goal of the County Development Plan to adopt the ‘precautionary principle’43 in respect of development where significant environmental implications are involved. Further to this, the Council wishes to safeguard and nurture the unspoilt/green image and reputation of Leitrim and the health of its present and future communities, centred on the rural characteristics of the County, agricultural activity, the landscape and its environmentally sensitive lands and water bodies – both surface and groundwater.
Read also: http://frackingfreeireland.org/2014/09/15/ban-in-the-development-plan-global-frack-down-stop-ttip-day-11-october/
Leitrim county councillors yesterday voted, for a second time, for an effective ban on fracking in their development plan – despite a warning that the clause was illegal and could be overturned by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly.
Next Monday, Minister for Energy Alex White will meet a joint delegation from Leitrim and Cavan county councils to discuss the issue of hydraulic fracturing for gas. Continue reading
Today once again Leitrim County Council upheld the ban on fracking in their county development plan. Despite efforts by the executive of the council and others to water it down, to please the Minister and his department, Leitrim councillors today unanimously upheld the ban. I believe the majority of councillors would have done this anyway but those who were on the fence or who could have voted the other way were definitely in my opinion swayed by the amount of emails and phone calls they recieved over the last week and were forced to do the right thing today because of so much pressure to do so from the public. Well done everyone the work paid off – Leitrim Bans Fracking – for the second time
(see also: http://frackingfreeireland.org/2014/09/12/leitrim-county-development-plan-new-wording-proposed/)
We kept the Ban in the Development Plan! Keeping the frackers out is not only a Leitrim Issue, a Northern Ireland issue, an All Ireland issue, but a GLOBAL issue. All over the world we are fighting the frack. Upcoming Demo: Global Frack Down – Stop TTIP Day 11 October
We’ll meet again.
OFFICIAL WORDING Continue reading
Leitrim Cllr says authority has not “banned” fracking
A Leitrim Council Councillor says the local authority did not ban fracking.
Cllr John McCartin was one of four councillors who abstained from last night’s vote on the controversial issue.
Members voted to replace the text on unconventional gas exploration and extraction, which had originally been proposed for the county development plan. Continue reading