Environmental Pillar supports fracking ban in submission to government

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The Environmental Pillar supports the Bill – The Prohibition of Extraction and Exploration of Onshore Petroleum 2016, and recommends that the Committee pass this Bill to the next stage of the Dáil without delay. As a network we are motivated by the mounting global and national peer reviewed evidence detailing the significant risks and negative impacts associated with unconventional fossil …

Ian CareyEnvironmental Pillar supports fracking ban in submission to government

Press Release: Environmental groups concerned that EU Parliament will not be allowed to scrutinise the CETA trade deal with Canada

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PRESS RELEASE Today a resolution to seek an opinion from the European Court of Justice on the compatibility of CETA with EU Treaties [1] was rejected by the European Parliament. The push to fast-track the controversial CETA trade deal continues with both the EU Trade Committee and the Conference of the Presidents over the last weeks indicating they were not …

Ian CareyPress Release: Environmental groups concerned that EU Parliament will not be allowed to scrutinise the CETA trade deal with Canada

Press Release: Climate change IS the challenge of our generation but Budget 2017 falls FAR short of what is needed

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Budget 2017 may have brought measures to move Ireland’s transport and energy sectors towards a low carbon future but action across all areas of policy is needed to put the country on a sustainable path. The Environmental Pillar, an advocacy coalition of 28 national environmental charities, are calling Budget 2017 a missed opportunity to prepare our economy for the impact …

Ian CareyPress Release: Climate change IS the challenge of our generation but Budget 2017 falls FAR short of what is needed

Taxing environmentally damaging practices and giving the money back through investment should be a key initiative of Budget 2017

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Environmental groups are calling on the government to tax environmentally damaging practices to change behaviour and raise government revenue. Three simple measures, a levy on single-use items, a levy on the aggregates, and a levelling of the excise duty on petrol and diesel, would net the government in the region of €415m every year.* And these measures are achievable as …

Ian CareyTaxing environmentally damaging practices and giving the money back through investment should be a key initiative of Budget 2017

Press Release: Environmental groups welcome the decision to re-include ‘environment’ in the title of a government department but warn that protecting wildlife must move to the department too

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The Environmental Pillar welcomes the decision to include environment in the title of Minister Denis Naughton’s Department.   However the decision to leave National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in another department could lead to the conservation of wildlife and habitats falling off the political agenda.   The title of the new department will now be the Department for Communications, …

adminPress Release: Environmental groups welcome the decision to re-include ‘environment’ in the title of a government department but warn that protecting wildlife must move to the department too

Press Release: The loss of the Department of the Environment will damage Ireland’s natural environment

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The loss of a department responsible for the ‘Environment’ will damage Ireland’s natural environment. A healthy environment is essential to the well-being of the people of Ireland and to a thriving economy.   In the last 20 years Ireland has seen severe biodiversity loss, pressure on and pollution of water resources, and devastating impacts of severe weather.   And despite this …

adminPress Release: The loss of the Department of the Environment will damage Ireland’s natural environment

Press Release: Using nature, stopping poor development, and long-term planning are key to tackling flooding

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The Environmental Pillar today publish a series of twenty measures which if implemented could help prevent the worst effects of flooding. As communities around Ireland continue to deal with the aftermath of this winter’s devastating floods, the Environmental Pillar is calling for immediate measures to be taken to protect communities now and into the future. Key to the proposals are …

Ian CareyPress Release: Using nature, stopping poor development, and long-term planning are key to tackling flooding

Press Release: Bill to ban fracking in Ireland welcomed by environmental groups

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The Environmental Pillar welcome the introduction of a bill today to ban fracking in Ireland. The Environmental Pillar, which is made up of 28 national environmental NGOs, are calling on TDs to support the proposed law which will prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the exploration or extraction of oil and gas in Ireland and Irish seas. The …

Ian CareyPress Release: Bill to ban fracking in Ireland welcomed by environmental groups

Press Release: The Energy White Paper is an important step forward but we need to deliver a zero emission future faster

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The Environmental Pillar welcome the publication today of the Energy White Paper which outlines a vision for an emission free future. The Environmental Pillar, which is made up of 28 national environmental groups, welcomes this as a first step in a road towards the end of the use of fossil fuels. With over 90 actions listed to achieve Ireland’s energy …

Ian CareyPress Release: The Energy White Paper is an important step forward but we need to deliver a zero emission future faster

Catastrophic winter flooding will increase with climate change unless we substantially change the way we use land

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The Environmental Pillar is calling on the government to bring in substantive land use changes to protect communities from increasingly frequent high rainfall events.

Ian CareyCatastrophic winter flooding will increase with climate change unless we substantially change the way we use land