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Great News! Rathlin Energy to withdraw from Northern Ireland!

  Link to BBC website report. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-34595852   Rathlin Energy have released the following statement in which they express disappointment and regrets that “the conditions needed to support the development of oil and gas potential do not currently appear to be present in Northern Ireland” …….   long may that last.   TERMINATION OF LICENCE It is […]

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Public Meeting with Vanessa Vine and Ballinlea Residents Group

Monday 7th April, 7.30pm – Ferry Terminal, Ballycastle Come along this Monday night to hear an UPDATE on Rathlin Energy’s application to explore for oil and gas at Ballinlea – and how you can make a difference (new public submission deadline – 17th April). with Special Guest Speaker VANESSA VINE Frack-free Campaigner from Balcombe in […]

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BBC News – Oil exploration on hold in Balcombe

Oil exploration will cease in a village at the centre of an anti-fracking campaign by the end of September after plans to extend work were withdrawn. Protests were staged in Balcombe over fears test drilling for oil could lead to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The permit for activity was to run out on 28 September […]

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Balcombe protests: Policing anti-fracking demo cost £2.3m

Policing the anti-fracking protests in Balcombe, West Sussex, has so far cost £2.3m, according to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. Sussex Police have scaled down their presence at energy firm Cuadrilla’s test drilling site, but demonstrators are still camped by the roadside. Ms Bourne estimates the cost will reach £3.7m by the […]

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