PONC submission re PDR Call for Evidence

Department of the Environment (DOE) Response to Call for Evidence: Permitted Development Rights for Mineral Exploration Protect Our North Coast (PONC) is an entity formed to advance the environmental protection and improvement of the North Coast area of Northern Ireland; including to protect it from environmentally damaging activities which would have an adverse and detrimental […]

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Press Release – Rathlin Energy leave the Rathlin Basin

It is with great relief that we welcome Rathlin Energy Ltd’s decision to terminate their Petroleum Licence (PL3/10) for the Rathlin Basin, and withdraw their planning application to drill an exploratory well into the shale layer at Ballinlea.   The company cited a number of reasons for their decision—depressed world oil prices, unforeseeable delays in […]

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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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Fracking poses ‘significant’ risk to humans.

A major new scientific study – by MICHAEL WARHURST on JUNE 23, 2015 of CHEM Trust –  has concluded that the controversial gas extraction technique known as fracking poses a “significant” risk to human health and British wildlife, and that an EU-wide moratorium should be implemented until widespread regulatory reform is undertaken. A response to the […]

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