Archive for the ‘Communications Energy and Natural Resources’ Category
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withdrawal of Queens University from the study and the failure of CDM Smith to declare a conflict of interests and out of date terms of reference.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.)
Clare raises fracking and the need for the Minister to take account of international developments and call a halt to any further investigation of this appalling practise, and the issue of bullying and harassment at Bord naMona, as always, a lot more questions than answers….
To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has considered and is concerned by a British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission report that notes that 231 earthquakes triggered by fracking were recorded in the Montney region of British Columbia in 2014; if he has considered and is concerned by recent reports that a fracking company (details supplied) was responsible for triggering an earthquake in August 2015 that measured 4.6 on the Richter scale; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Government stands over appalling decision to appoint a pro-fracking company to carry out a two year “Research Programme” into the potential impacts on environment and human health from fracking!!! Meanwhile residence in Dublin cannot even get access to broadband as a result of privatisation… You couldn’t make it up…