Ferris says report vindicates Rossport Five
The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Natural Resources, Martin Ferris TD, has said that a report carried out by an American pipeline expert vindicates the opposition of people in Rossport to the proposed Corrib gas pipeline. The report was compiled by Richard Kuprewicz and was commissioned by the Centre for Public Inquiry. Kuprewicz's analysis of the proposal found that the pipeline as currently specified would carry a risk of failure if operating at the high pressures envisaged.
Deputy Ferris said: "Mr. Kuprewicz's report confirms what many others have said about the pipeline that Shell propose to construct in Mayo. It vindicates the stand made by opponents of the project, and again calls into question the manner in which the pipeline was allegedly subject to expert approval, and re-emphasises the need for a total review and independent review of all aspects of the project." ENDS