Fianna Fáil Private Member’s Motion in support of CETA

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Letter to FF TD’s bij Fracking Free Ireland -Brussels
FF support the anti fracking bill, but also support the CETA,

Dear Fianna Fáil TDs,

It has come to my attention that your party has introduced a Private Member’s Motion in support of CETA which will be debated in the Dáil this Tuesday evening, June 20.
http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=36467&&CatID=62
It is hugely disappointing that one day before the legislation banning fracking is to be voted on by the Seanad that Fianna Fáil TDs – many of whom have spoken out against fracking praising the work of grassroots groups – should now seek to undermine these efforts. For those of you not yet aware, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada includes an investment protection mechanism granting rights to investors to sue states that choose to introduce policies or regulations protecting the public interest should these pose a threat to investors’ projected profits. Read more in this report: https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/ceta-trading_away_democracy-2016en.pdf

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Fracking disaster set to hit Ireland warns councillor

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Fracking disaster set to hit Ireland warns councillor
Fianna Fail councillor John Paul Feeley, who has called for a ban on the controversial practice, made the claim after new research in the US showed that fracking chemicals had seeped into drinking water in Pennsylvania

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/politics/fracking-disaster-set-hit-ireland-5707581

Protest and (right) Fianna Fail councillor John Paul Feeley

Fracking will cause an environmental disaster that Ireland is unable to deal with, it was claimed on Saturday.

Fianna Fail councillor John Paul Feeley, who has called for a ban on the controversial practice, made the claim after new research in the US showed that fracking chemicals had seeped into drinking water in Pennsylvania.

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Fianna Fail – questioning and position on fracking

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http://www.fiannafail.ie/news/entry/11448/