Stop the drill – court victory

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Statement from Stop The Drill following Belfast High Court hearing.

A massive victory for the campaign today in the High Court! Stop The Drill are delighted that the judge ruled in favour of the concerned local resident and granted leave that the Judicial Review can proceed.

Infrastrata’s barrister Stewart Beattie stated that the company will go bankrupt if the drill is stopped until Mid and East Antrim Council make a decision on enforcement. This is a company that the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) confirmed two days ago as financially sound.
Anne Donaghy’s affidavit to the court was refused -so it was! Greg Jones QC for the applicant was vehement in his condemnation of how the Council have acted. He said ‘How long does it take for this authority to figure out that there have been changes made to the access? It beggars belief. The conduct of Mid and East Antrim Council falls below the required professional standards’.
He was heavily critical of RPS (Infrastrata’s consultants) reports citing numerous inconsistencies between the original reports and what is actually happening on the ground.

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Court case aims to halt Co Antrim oil exploration in its tracks

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Friday 06 May 2016

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http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-news/court-case-aims-to-halt-co-antrim-oil-exploration-in-its-tracks-1-7367983

A legal bid is being made on Friday to scupper plans for oil exploration in a Co Antrim forest, with one protestor saying it is likely to be just the first of many challenges.

Belfast’s High Court will hear a bid by a nearby resident opposed to the project, who is calling for a judge to rule on whether the work should indeed go ahead as planned.

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TAMBORAN – to sue Stormont departments over thwarted Fermanagh drilling plans

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Fracking firm Tamboran to sue Stormont departments over thwarted Fermanagh drilling plans

Placards placed by protesters on the gates of the former quarry in Belcoo where Tamboran Resources had been proposing to drill an exploratory borehole
Placards placed by protesters on the gates of the former quarry in Belcoo where Tamboran Resources had been proposing to drill an exploratory borehole

Two Stormont departments could be facing a billion pound lawsuit over thwarted plans to drill for shale gas in Co Fermanagh, it emerged today.
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/fracking-firm-tamboran-to-sue-stormont-departments-over-thwarted-fermanagh-drilling-plans-30757856.html

TAMBORAN – Judicial review – report

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November 19, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn early start this morning – up at half-past five in time to set off for the High Court in Belfast and the latest hearing in Tamboran’s judicial review case against the Departments of the Environment and of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.

For those new to the story, Tamboran is the company which had a licence to extract petroleum (in this case shale gas, using hydraulic fracturing) in County Fermanagh.  As part of the licence, the company was obliged to drill an exploratory borehole, and this they planned to do just outside Belcoo during the summer.  Continue reading

TAMBORAN – Judicial review… AEL is funding legal action

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SINO CONSTRUCTION LIMITED (Incorporated in the Republic of Singapore) … announced the acquisition of a 19.9% interest in ArdilaunEnergyLimited, an oil and gas company.
20140925_103124_F3V_DT0EVXJ7XAM9N0N9.2 pdf
http://sinoconstruction.listedcompany.com/newsroom/20140925_103124_F3V_DT0EVXJ7XAM9N0N9.2.pdf

In June 2014, the company also entered into a heads of agreement with Ardilaun Energy Limited (“AEL”) pursuant to which AEL would farm-in to Tamboran’s Irish exploration portfolio by acquiring an initial 51% (and up to a 65%) interest in Tamboran Resources (UK) Limited though an investment of US$41.1 million.
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TAMBORAN will need to get story straighter for any judicial review – a reliable company??

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Tamboran will need to get story straighter for any judicial review
https://thegasmancometh.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/tamboran-will-need-to-get-story-straighter-for-any-judicial-review/

Overview of licences: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1484351838495382.1073741839.1423187711278462&type=1

and here incl. Tamboran Go Home!
http://frackingfreeireland.org/2014/10/28/tamboran-resourse-pty-uk-ltd/ Continue reading