INFRASTRATA FAILS TO FIND OIL IN NORTH BELFAST

INFRASTRATA FAILS TO FIND OIL IN NORTH BELFAST

Anti-fracking campaigners are celebrating this weekend! The news broke on Thursday that Infrastrata had drilled 2,000 metres underground at Woodburn Forest, Carrickfergus but found water instead of oil in their two target rock formations.  The drill had been the...
Drilling in Antrim – a Disaster!

Drilling in Antrim – a Disaster!

Fracking now a distinct possibility The oil and gas industry now have a foothold in Northern Ireland – Infrastrata has come in under the shelter of “permitted development”, which they obtained by default, and is drilling an exploratory well that could be later used...
FG TD introduces Ban on Fracking Bill

FG TD introduces Ban on Fracking Bill

Tony McLoughlin TD has begun process of developing new legislation In response to the “very worrying developments occurring in Northern Ireland with regard to fracking”, Tony McLoughlin is to submit a Private Members Bill to the Dáil which seeks to...
DRILLING IN WOODBURN FOREST

DRILLING IN WOODBURN FOREST

They have started to drill! Infrastrata announced on Tuesday that they have started to drill the well in Woodburn Forest, north of Belfast.  The site is 400 metres from water reservoirs serving Belfast homes.  The well will go down more than 6,000 feet and will...
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...