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Fracking: who calls the shots?

“If I lived within half a mile of a well that is being fracked, I would move. I’d sooner live in a tent” Michael Hill, Oil and gas engineer and advisor to EU Commission, speaking at a public meeting in Bushmills, Co. Antrim on 28 May 2014. Is there much more to be said about […]

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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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2030 Vision

2030 Vision – The Future of Energy in Ireland

Three representatives from the Ballinlea Residents Group attended the “2030 Vision – The Future of Energy in Ireland” conference on Thursday 19th September. the event was organised by the Good Energies Alliance Ireland and took place at the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. Some very interesting and informative material was presented, most notably by Keynote Speaker Deborah […]

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