Global Frackdown Day

Global Frackdown Day

The 19 October 2013 is Global Frackdown Day and Friends of the Earth is running a national Campaign to raise awareness of fracking and to ask people to put their names and addresses to postcards urging the government to ban fracking. Local events will be taking place across Northern Ireland. Supporters will be present at […]

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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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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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