EPA FRACKING STUDY HAS MAJOR FLAWS

EPA FRACKING STUDY HAS MAJOR FLAWS

GEAI submission to Oireachtas Committee. GEAI has made a major submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Climate Action and Communications on the EPA-commissioned Unconventional Gas Exploration and Extraction (UGEE) Joint Research Programme.  This Study...
Story of Stop the Study Campaign

Story of Stop the Study Campaign

The Timeline of the Campaign September: Visit to fracking areas and information from EPA on CDM Smith and AMEC involvement in study . October: Campaign starts to raise awareness of CDM Smith links with oil/gas industry November: Rally in front of Leinster House and...
Stop the Study Rally and Presentations

Stop the Study Rally and Presentations

An amazing day!  It started off at 12.30 with a Rally outside Leinster House that was attended by members of over 20 organisations, all with placards, banners and home-made signs.   The message was made loud and clear:  We want the discredited EPA study on fracking...
OIL/GAS INDUSTRY IS WRITING EPA STUDY ON FRACKING!

OIL/GAS INDUSTRY IS WRITING EPA STUDY ON FRACKING!

A ridiculous situation As no doubt you are aware, the Irish EPA are coordinating a 2-year Research Study on Fracking in Ireland. This was to be an independent study to advise Government (North and South) on fracking. It has now emerged that the two main contributors...
Decisions on fracking in Ireland delayed until after 2016

Decisions on fracking in Ireland delayed until after 2016

In 2012, the Government decided that no decisions on granting exploration licences for fracking would be made until a comprehensive research study would be done, coordinated by the EPA. Public consultation on the Terms of Reference of this study was carried out in...