Back in October, the Dáil voted to ban fracking. Total ban. End of story…. But sadly it’s not the end of the story. This article in the current Phoenix describes the trickery that FG and civil servants have been using to delay the Bill’s passage through committee stage. After that is still has to go back to the Dáil for another vote and then the Seanad.
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FIRST MOTION TO BAN FRACKING WAS BY PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT, http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/…/people-before-profit-hi…/
“Towards the end of the 31st Dáil we in People Before Profit, along with Friends of the Earth, put forward the Prohibition of Hydraulic Fracturing Bill 2015. We intend on moving this bill as soon as we can in the Dáil.
SINN FEIN FOLLOWED http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/26120
AND NOW FINE GAEL.
THEY MIGHT SEE POLITICAL OPPORTUNITIES…
Picture taken in Manorhamilton meeting. At that time Tony was pretty vague re. to ban fracking.
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