Sligo Council to decide on fracking ban

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Sligo Council to decide on fracking ban

Sligo County Council will decide at its meeting on Monday (27th June) whether to include a ban on fracking in the new draft County Development Plan when councillors will consider an extensive motion on the issue submitted by Independent Cllr Declan Bree.
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Motion/Bill on fracking tabled in the Dail/Assembly by 3 political parties

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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.
http://www.tonymcloughlintd.ie/fracking_legislation
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Live updates on Woodburn Forest debate

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Independent journalism on fracking, onshore oil and gas and the reactions to it

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Woodburn Forest 160509 2The Northern Ireland Assembly is debating a motion by Sinn Fein politicians, Oliver McMullan and Gerry Kelly, on InfraStrata’s drilling plans at Woodburn Forest in County Antrim. The drilling has been allowed under permitted development rights, without the need for planning permission, consultation or an environmental impact assessment. Check for live updates throughout the evening.

The motion is:

That this Assembly notes with concern the application by InfraStrata to drill at Woodburn Forest, County Antrim; recognises the concerns of residents in County Antrim over drilling proposals at the forest; and calls on the Executive to ensure that such applications are not approved until assurances are secured against any negative potential impacts on water supply, the environment, tourism and local communities.


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Dail Bill seeks to ban fracking and ‘stop it gaining a foothold in Ireland’

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motionA DÁIL Bill which aims to ban the controversial natural gas extraction technique of hydraulic fracturing – commonly known as fracking – in the state has been launched by Sinn Féin TDs Brian Stanley and Martin Kenny.

http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/26120

The extraction process involves pumping thousands of gallons of water mixed with rock-dissolving chemicals into the ground to break up the rock and allow trapped gas to move towards the surface, where it can be extracted.

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Stop the Drill campaign – press release

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We were delighted and relieved that the serious and significant threat posed by oil company Infrastrata was publicly discussed by our elected representatives in Belfast City Council on 1st September 2015 and that the motion was carried. This is the moment when the Lord Mayor of Belfast supported the campaign! 

Press Release: For immediate release.

Oil Company InfraStrata plans to commenedrill beside major water reservoir (North WoodburnReservoir) next week with no Waste Management Plan in place?
Public Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 17th Feb 2016 The Windrose, Rodgers Quay, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim BT38 8BE Continue reading

Fracking in NI – update – petition/motion Steven Agnew PASSED

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Clare TTIP free campaign – motion tabled Monday 8th February

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To: Clare County Council members

A motion that opposes TTIP at will be tabled at a meeting of Clare County Council on Monday, 8th of February.
Please help secure Clare County Council support for keeping Clare a TTIP free zone by signing this petition. The petition will be delivered to all Councillors in Clare before they vote on the motion.

Why is this important?

Our local businesses, environment and democracy are under threat from a trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU Commission and the USA.

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Solicitors advice – motions – resolutions – votes

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