McHugh in favor of EPA report on the effects of fracking

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McHugh in favor of EPA report on the effects of fracking

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The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Natural Resources is defending an EPA report currently being conducted into the effects of fracking on the environment in the Northwest.

Joe McHugh was present at a meeting of Leitrim and Cavan County Councillors yesterday, where opposition to hydraulic fracturing was highlighted to Energy Minister Alex White.

Fears over the comprehensiveness of the EPA report were outlined when it was made clear that no decision regarding the future of fracking in the Northwest would be made until after the results of the study were published – a process that could take in the region of 2 years.

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