Press Release: Environmental organisations welcome recommendation of Oireachtas Committee to ban fracking

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Environmental organisations welcome the recommendation of the Oireachtas’ environmental Committee to ban fracking in the Republic of Ireland. The Environmental Pillar welcomes the decision to support a prohibition on fracking in a report launched by the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment today. The Environmental Pillar – a coalition of 26 Irish environmental NGOs – says the decision …

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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: 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

Europe US trade deal could open the door to fracking in Ireland

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The Environmental Pillar is concerned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated could force Ireland to permit fracking against the will of the Irish people. The trade deal, as currently envisaged, would allow for companies banned from fracking in Ireland to take legal action against the country under an onerous new mechanism which would allow companies …

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EU civil society voices opposition to European Commission green light for fracking

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20 January 2014: Some 300 civil society groups from across Europe have expressed their concerns over proposals by the European Commission to issue non-binding guidance for the shale gas industry this week. In an open letter addressed to EU institutions, some 300 diverse groups from across Europe criticise the Commission’s proposals to issue non-binding guidance for the industry, which pave …

Ian CareyEU civil society voices opposition to European Commission green light for fracking

Urgent action: ask our MEPs to support mandatory environmental impact assessments for fracking

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In just 2 days time, the Plenary Assembly of the European Parliament will make its final vote on the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive. This is a crucial opportunity to convince our MEPs to support proposed amendments that will make environmental impact assessments mandatory for proposed fracking operations across the EU. Earlier this year, the Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety …

Ian CareyUrgent action: ask our MEPs to support mandatory environmental impact assessments for fracking

EPA should ask “Is Fracking Really a Good Idea for Ireland?”

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8 March 2013 Fracking could accelerate climate change, destroy communities and landscapes, and prevent creation of sustainable employment and that is before we look at the impacts of the technology itself. “No good doctor would try to minimise the symptoms of a disease, without looking at the overall health of a patient,” said Charles Stanley-Smith spokesman for the Environmental Pillar, …

Ian CareyEPA should ask “Is Fracking Really a Good Idea for Ireland?”

Submission on EPA Fracking Research

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This research should not just be aimed at answering the question: can we undertake Fracking in Ireland without causing environmental damage here, and without increasing Ireland’s Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. The research should also address the question of the environmental impact of the extraction of global shale gas reserves for the agreed target of containing global warming to 2C. …

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Policy on Shale Gas, Shale Oil, Coal Bed Methane and ‘Fracking’

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The Environmental Pillar has published its policy on shale gas, calling for cessation of all fracking activities in Ireland. “The known impacts of fracking are so serious that the Government needs to act now to put a stop to all fracking activity in Ireland” said Michael Ewing speaking on behalf of the coalition of 27 national environmental organisations. “Due to …

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Pillar publishes policy on fracking

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Environmental Pillar expresses “Grave concerns” about Fracking   The Environmental Pillar has just published its policy on shale gas, calling for cessation of all fracking activities in Ireland. “The known impacts of fracking are so serious that the   Government needs to act now to put a stop to all fracking activity in Ireland” said Michael Ewing speaking on behalf …

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