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Lynn Boylan reiterates Sinn Féin’s opposition to fracking

21 May, 2016 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin, Lynn Boylan has reiterated the party’s complete opposition to any form of fracking.   

Speaking today Ms Boylan, a member of the Environment and Public Health Committee in the European Parliament, said;

“Our representatives in the Dáil, in the Assembly, in Councils North and South and in the European Parliament are committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure fracking is not permitted in Woodburn or anywhere else in Ireland. 

“I completely understand the concerns of the local community of Woodburn, County Antrim about the potential impact the drilling could have on the environment and also that it could be a precursor to an application to carry out fracking on the site.

I believe it is imperative that Infrastrata meet with the local community immediately to address their concerns.

“Fracking has been proven on several occasions to be detrimental in terms of the environment, health, agriculture and climate.”

In February this year the Ms Boylan rightly called out her Fine Gael Counterpart Brian Hayes on his group’s attempts in the European Parliament to remove wording which called for no new fracking operations to be authorised.

“Sinn Fein will not support any proposal that will lead to hydraulic fracking anywhere on the island of Ireland” added the Dublin MEP.”


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