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EPA Fracking Study

Nov
2015
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Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Dáil Issues, Human Rights, Oral Questions

Minister persists with compromised study at taxpayers expense, despite withdrawal of Queens University from the study and the failure of CDM Smith to declare a conflict of interests and out of date terms of reference.

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the potential conflict of interest by the inclusion of a company (details supplied), which has been involved in fracking projects in the United States as a participant of the Environmental Protection Agency’s two year study into hydraulic fracturing; the action he has taken to address this. – Clare Daly.

For ORAL answer on Tuesday, 10th November, 2015.

(8  Received on 3rd November, 2015.)
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Dáil Debates, Human Rights, Justice, Prisoners, Topical Questions

Dáil Debates, Human Rights, National

Features, Human Rights, International

by Shannonwatch

Map from CommonDreams article (April 2015) The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

Map from CommonDreams article (April 2015) The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity?

Over the years there have been regular movements of US military refuelling planes through Shannon. The government won’t tell us why they land there however. Are they refuelling US military planes just outside Irish airspace? Are they collecting cheap fuel? Are they on their way to warzones to re-fuel fighter jets?

These type of planes are currently engaged in ongoing aerial refuelling sorties in support of the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen. They began this in April, linking up with F-16s from the United Arab Emirates and with Saudi F-15s somewhere outside Yemeni airspace.
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