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Sinn Féin Press Release - McGuigan gives cautious welcome to Lignite Move

29 July, 2004

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has given a cautious welcome to the shelving of plans to build a lignite mine near Ballymoney.

Mr McGuigan said:

" Whilst the removal of Ballymoney Power's mining application must be warmly welcomed, we must not assume that this is the end of the matter. There is always the threat of a fresh application to develop a mine and the community needs to be kept informed of any such move.

"Sinn Féin will continue to monitor any future moves by this company and will continue to support the good work of our local anti-lignite mining group, who have done sterling work in protecting local people's health, environment and livelihoods."


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