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Colreavy calls for fracking report to be brought to committee

29 January, 2015 - by Michael Colreavy TD

Deputy Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has requested that the interim report on the environmental impact of fracking be made available to the Transport and Communications Committee.

Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy Colreavy said:

“Many people have continuing serious concerns that the scope of the research being done by the EPA is not sufficiently wide.”

“Recent experience with the disastrous implantation of Irish Water clearly shows that it is vitally important that adequate time be given to carry out proper research and to listen to the views of not just the so-called experts, but also the wider population.”

“I welcome that Minister McHugh’s statement that he personally is of the view that hydraulic fracturing would not be appropriate on a small island with such cultural heritage.”

“I feel that the vast majority of the people of Ireland would agree with the Minister’s personal view on this and I can only hope that this view is reflected in the policy choices and decisions to be made by government.”

“Prior to the publication of the report it is important that people are vigilant and continue to monitor fracking developments both nationally and internationally.” 

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