EPA research study on fracking

Proposed Terms of Reference for Research Programme on Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction (UGEE)

drilling rig frackingThe EPA initially commissioned preliminary desk research which was published in May 2012.  A Steering Committee has developed proposed Terms of Reference for a more extensive programme of research and the EPA launched a public consultation on the draft Terms of Reference document on behalf of the steering committee.

Proposed Terms of Reference document (complete) [pdf]

Proposed Terms of Reference document (summary) [pdf]

Some submissions to the EPA concerning the Terms of Reference:

To download in pdf or open a link:

Submission GEAI (edited by Dr Aedin McLoughlin, Director of GEAI)

Eddie Mitchell’s submission (Farmer, Director of GEAI, Public Relations Officer of Love Leitrim)

Environmental Pillar’s submission

Liam Breslin’s submission (Secretary of GEAI, engineer)

Irish Environment’s submission (from Robert Emmet Hernan)