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To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his views on the wisdom of continuing with the Environmental Protection Agency study into hydraulic fracturing with terms of reference that are considerably out of date, given that 50% of research into fracking has been carried out since 2012. – Clare Daly.
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withdrawal of Queens University from the study and the failure of CDM Smith to declare a conflict of interests and out of date terms of reference.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.