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No public confidence in EPA Fracking study – Colreavy

2 December, 2015 - by Michael Colreavy TD

Deputy Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has said that the EPA study into fracking does not have the confidence of the public.

Speaking following a meeting of the Transport and Communications Committee in Leinster House, Deputy Colreavy said:

“I still have serious concerns regarding the independence of this study. I continue to believe that the study is deeply flawed.

“It has finally been seen that it was the EPA who initiated the study and are the driving force behind it. What was also made clear is that a detailed public health impact assessment is not part of the report.

“It is clear that expressions of interest should not have been sought, and licencing options should not have been issued. Now that the train of fracking is in motion, there must be political will to stop it

“Majority of views in Leinster House are against fracking, put there does not appear to be the political will on the part of government to bring it to a halt.

“I repeat my calls on the minister to stop paying taxpayers money on the EPA study and to ban fracking in Ireland.” 

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