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Is Ballinlea the next Balcombe?

Following the huge and well-publicised protests against exploratory drilling in Balcombe (Sussex), Ballinlea, near Ballycastle in County Antrim, could well be the next focus of protests against on-shore oil and gas exploration. A similar application for drilling an exploratory well 2,700 metres (1.6 miles) deep has been made in Ballinlea, which could lead to fracking […]

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“No Jobs for Local Community” – Rathlin Energy

The following is a reproduction of an article posted on Councillor Padraig Mc Shane’s website. Rathlin Energy, the Canadian owned Oil and Gas prospecting Company who are currently seeking planning approval for a second well in Ballinlea, will not be a major employer in the local area. The news was released by Independent Councillor Padraig […]

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Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth support our objections

Friends of the Earth (Northern Ireland) have visited the proposed oil / gas well site at Ballinlea and have crafted an all encompassing objection letter which is currently with Planning awaiting a response.  View their letter of objection. Friends of the Earth (Northern Ireland) inspires solutions to environmental problems which make life better for people. […]

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Exploratory Oil and Gas Drilling

EXPLORATORY OIL AND GAS DRILLING IN BALLINLEA BY RATHLIN ENERGY LIMITED Ballinlea Residents Group are a single issue, cross-community collective of local people who have come together because we want to protect our clean water, clean air and productive farmland and preserve them for future generations.  We are trying to raise awareness of the imminent […]

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