Mark Ruffalo Calls on Minister Durkan to Stop the Drill

Mark Ruffalo Calls on Minister Durkan to Stop the Drill

Press Release from Water Defense Actor Mark Ruffalo has joined the chorus of voices demanding that Minister Mark Durkan stops the drilling at North Woodburn Reservoir with the risk of poisoning Belfast’s water supplies.  The situation is very grave – Infrastrata...
When is fracking not fracking?

When is fracking not fracking?

When an oil/gas company wants to drill, of course! Look at what Rathlin Energy are planning to do near the Giant’s Causeway: Construct a drilling pad Drill down 2,700 metres – drilling day and night for up to 90 days “Stimulate” the well using...
Rathlin Energy is closer to drilling in North Antrim

Rathlin Energy is closer to drilling in North Antrim

A second well near the Giant’s Causeway Rathlin Energy is closer to starting a second drilling in Ballinlea, North Antrim. The company has submitted the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), that the authorities requested last year. The project consists of a...
Fracking by Stealth – it’s starting in Antrim!

Fracking by Stealth – it’s starting in Antrim!

It’s called Fracking by Stealth – companies apply for permission to drill, not to frack. They take the position that drilling is harmless and the UK Government agrees with them – no Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) needed for drilling. And even if eventually...
Happy New Year to all our friends!

Happy New Year to all our friends!

2013 is past and most of us are not unhappy to be in a New Year.  For many people and campaigners, 2013 was a tough year – throughout Ireland, people struggled with the national economic situation, personal reduction in disposable income and, of course, the...