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Object again to drilling at Ballinlea!

  Rathlin Energy Ltd have finally submitted much more detailed information to the Planning Service (upon request) about what they intend to do at the proposed Ballinlea drilling site. It includes more detail about the processes including the Conventional Hydraulic Fracturing, Mini Fall-off test and Acid Squeeze test, and more information about the expected levels […]

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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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Is this a fracking issue?

The short and somewhat cryptic answer is yes and no. Or rather, no and yes. Rathlin Energy Limited are at pains to point out that that this exploratory borehole is to be conventionally drilled. And to be fair nobody doubts this. But it is important to look at the license granted by DETI to Rathlin Energy Limited […]

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Tidal power in Scotland shows the way

The recent decision by Scotland’s government to approve Europe’s largest tidal turbine project demonstrates a forward thinking attitude that should be noted by politicians in Northern Ireland. The Pentland Firth tidal turbine project is due to be constructed between now and 2020 and it is anticipated that it could generate enough electricity to power up […]

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