Mr. Durkan: 7.45 pmI have been inundated with angry tweets, emails and correspondence on this issue. I even got a letter from Mark Ruffalo, the Incredible Hulk actor. Believe me, you do not want to make him angry.
Mr Agnew: He turns green.
Mr Durkan: He clearly is green, all right.
Interesting letter to David Ford and covered to entire NI executive from Chairman of Belcoo Frack Free – sent in March 2016.
Co Fermanagh BT93 5DN
Dated : 14 March 2016
Mr David Ford
Minister of Justice
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.
This island’s first fracking pad – Woodburn Forest, Antrim. Resevoir can be seen in the background. Let’s make this the only fracking pad this island ever sees #ShutDownInfrastrata No Fracking Ulster!
We protested all over Belfast city on monday and visited the camp – the people at the camp were delighted to see us coming – they want people to join them any day, any time – there is space for camping. https://www.facebook.com/britainandirelandfrackfree/photos/…
Contractors have begun work at the site of a controversial oil well in County Antrim.
On Monday, workers began felling trees at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus.
The site clearance work comes ahead of a planned exploratory oil well which is due to start drilling in coming weeks.