McMullan welcomes end to drilling operation at Woodburn Forest
Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has welcomed news that a controversial drilling operation at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus has stopped.
The East Antrim MLA said:
“It is great news that Infrastrata are no longer interested in exploratory drilling in the forest.
“I would like to congratulate the Stop the Drill campaign for conducting their campaign with dignity and keeping within the law.
“I have contacted the Economy Minister to ask him to immediately withdraw the drill licence granted to the Woodburn site.
“I have also called on him to change and regulate the criteria for future licence applications. There needs to be better public and community consultation.”