Islandmagee – resident’s concern over Gaelectric’s CAES proposal

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http://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/larne-news/resident-s-concern-over-gaelectric-s-caes-proposal-1-7218444

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LETTER AND RESPONSE EMAILS: NI Water Exploration Agreement with InfraStrata at Woodburn Forest

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To: “waterline@niwater.com” <waterline@niwater.com>
Sent: Friday, 6 May 2016, 10:09:36
Subject: NI Water Exploration Agreement with InfraStrata at Woodburn Forest

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The Folly of Permitted Development

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GASMEN

The Folly of Permitted Development

I’ve just requested some information from the PSNI. I requested they forward the map/site plan/diagrams and other information used by them to determine which parts of the Infrastrata project are shared access and which are sole access to Infrastrata.  This is one of dozens of requests for information I have made over the last number of years to various Government Departments in relation to Woodburn.

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Belcoo Frack Free: letter to David Ford re. Woodburn and Policing

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Interesting letter to David Ford and covered to entire NI executive from Chairman of Belcoo Frack Free – sent in March 2016.

Belcoo
Co Fermanagh BT93 5DN
Dated : 14 March 2016

Mr David Ford
Minister of Justice
Block B,
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate Belfast BT4 3SG

cc : Northern Ireland Executive.
Subject : Woodburn and Policing

Dear Minister Ford,

I write as chair of Belcoo Frack Free with regards to the proposed drilling at Woodburn. I urge you and your colleagues in the Executive to give this matter your undivided attention to avoid violations of EU law, and international conventions, and most importantly violations of human rights issues. Ultimately the PSNI are going to be in the middle of it all as they were in the proposed Belcoo drilling project, but there is a more hardened line being drawn at Woodburn.

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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 (http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/france-fracking-free-shale-gas-schuepbach).

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.”
http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/france-total-ceo-seeks-consensus-on-shale-gas-explorations-27694

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.”
http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/france-anti-fracking-groups-call-for-demonstration-on-february-28-27651

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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Letter to UN Working Group on business & human rights on fracking – Josh fox and 511 signatures

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UN working group

Letter:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=forums&srcid=MTgwNjUyNzIwMjU1MDIzMTkyODEBMDU4NzE2MTIwMDEzMzIzMjU1NDMBNVpZTnJ3YVJDUUFKATAuMQEBdjI
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Global Frack Down – 2015 – sign the letter and take part!

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Greetings,

We are writing to share some exciting news with you all about this year’s Global Frackdown. For the last three years, the Global Frackdown has served an important role in connecting our collective movement and elevating the call to ban fracking and related infrastructure and processes and the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground while moving towards a 100% renewable energy future.

Will you sign your organization on to the 2015 Global Frackdown? http://www.globalfrackdown.org/organizational-sign-on-letter/
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MEPs must protect public from EU-US trade deal threat – TAKE ACTION + reply from MEPs

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MEPs must protect public from EU-US trade deal threat

http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2015/03/meps-must-protect-public-eu-us-trade-deal-threat

Dear MEP,

Please find below a letter  today sent  to all MEPs by 385 civil society organisations.
Updated letter (10 March: http://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/english-mep-letter-ttip.pdf)

english-mep-letter-ttip 2

As an MEP, will you listen to civil society and endorse this call for a TTIP resolution that puts people, the environment and democracy before short-term profit and disproportionate corporate rights?

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best regards,
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MEPs: ROI and NI
lynn.boylan@ep.europa.eu; nessa.childers@ep.europa.eu; brian.hayes@ep.europa.eu;
matt.carthy@ep.europa.eu;lukeming.flanagan@ep.europa.eu;
mairead.mcguinness@ep.europa.eu;marian.harkin@ep.europa.eu;deirdre.clune@ep.europa.eu;
brian.crowley@ep.europa.eu;sean.kelly@ep.europa.eu;liadh.niriada@ep.europa.eu;

martina.anderson@ep.europa.eu;diane.dodds@ep.europa.eu;james.nicholson@ep.europa.eu;

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MEPs must protect public from EU-US trade deal threat

As the European Parliament drafts its opinion on the controversial TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) talks, 375 civil society organisations from across Europe have called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.

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