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McMullan calls for halt to Woodburn Forest drilling

18 February, 2016 - by Oliver McMullan

Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has called for controversial drilling by an oil company in a forest in Carrickfergus to be immediately halted until the concerns of the local community are addressed. 

The East Antrim MLA said; 

"There is considerable concern in the local area about the controversial drilling which has started in Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus. 

"Residents and campaigners are concerned about the potential impact drilling could have on the water supply in the area. 

"I have met with representatives of the Stop the Drill campaign group and have raised their concerns with the Environment and Regional Development. 

"I have requested an urgent meeting with senior officials at Infrastrata and I call on the company to suspend drilling immediately until the concerns of the local community are addressed."

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