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  • Un condems the launch of New Bus Service.
    31st Daíl Department of Transport and Communications Department of Finance The Department of the Taoiseach Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine Department of Public Services and Reform Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources Department of Health Department of Education Department of Environment Housing Planning Department of Justice and Defence An Garda Siochána Department of Social Protection The Good Friday Agreement Irish Politics Politics of the North Information and Data Resources Irish Government Local Government in Ireland Ireland Political Parties and Groups Fine Gael The Green Party Fianna Fail Sinn Fein Amhrán Nua The Socialist Party The Labour Party Fís Nua Eirigí The Workers Party Workers Solidarity Movement Irish Liberal Party Direct Democracy Ireland The Peoples Movement The Peoples Alliance Democracy Now Spanish Irish Group Claiming Our Future Independents United Left Alliance ULA Conference 2012 Pre Conference Discussion Threads Irish Republican Socialist Party 32CSM NI21 Communist Party of Ireland The Peoples Convention WUAG Libertas Ganley CAWHT The Freeman Movement Attack the Tax Official Republican Movement Party Coalitions and Alliances The 1916 Societies CAPTA The Anti Austerity Alliance The Daíl Technical Group Republican Sinn Fein Independent Alliance Renua Traveller Groups and Issues Democratic Unionist Party SDLP Alliance Party Traditional Unionist Voice Conservative and Ulster Unionist Party RNU People Before Profit Socialist Workers Party The Pirate Party Trade Unions and Related Organisations INTO ICTU SIPTU IMPACT The Independent Workers Union Irish National Union of the Unemployed CPSU UNITE The Trade Union Left Forum Mandate Economy and Employment Ireland the EFSF and the IMF World Economy European Economy The Irish Economy Exchequer Figures and Other Irish Economic Data The IFSC and German Banks in Ireland Privatisation PPPs and Outsourcing The Irish Oligarchy NAMA The National Asset Management Agency Anglo Irish Bank Scandal Irish Banks Crisis Not inc Anglo Irish Employment and Unemployment The Irish Bank Guarantee Mortgages and Personal Debt Irish Economic Overview and Analysis Sovereign Debt Irish Construction Industry and Property Price Rises and Drops inflation deflation Irish Budget 2014 Irish Budget 2016 Irish Budget 2015 Irish Budget 2013 Transport and Infrastructure Irish Budget 2011 2012 and 4 Year Plan 2011 2015 Elections and Referenda Forum Irish National Opinion Polls Forthcoming General Election 2014 2016 Carlow Kilkenny Constituency Forum Cavan Monaghan Constituency Forum Clare Constituency Forum Cork East Constituency Forum Cork North Central Constituency Forum Cork North West Constituency Forum Cork South Central Constituency Forum Cork South West Constituency Forum Kerry Constituency Forum Donegal Constituency Forum Dublin Fingal Constituency Forum Roscommon Galway Constituency Forum Dublin Rathdown Constituency Forum Dublin Bay South Constituency Forum Dublin Bay North Constituency Laois Constituency Forum Offaly Constituency Forum Tipperary Constituency Forum Limerick County Constituency Forum Sligo Leitrim Constituency Forum Dublin South Central Constituency Forum Dublin Central Constituency Forum Dublin Mid West Constituency Forum Dublin South West Constituency Forum Dublin North West Constituency Forum Dublin West Constituency Forum Dún Laoghaire Constituency Forum Galway East Constituency Forum Galway West Constituency Forum Kildare North Constituency Forum Kildare South Constituency Forum Limerick City Constituency Forum Longford West Meath Constituency Forum

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  • H-Bomb Test Announced in North Korea Appears to Have Failed
    Politics of the North Information and Data Resources Irish Government Local Government in Ireland Ireland Political Parties and Groups Fine Gael The Green Party Fianna Fail Sinn Fein Amhrán Nua The Socialist Party The Labour Party Fís Nua Eirigí The Workers Party Workers Solidarity Movement Irish Liberal Party Direct Democracy Ireland The Peoples Movement The Peoples Alliance Democracy Now Spanish Irish Group Claiming Our Future Independents United Left Alliance ULA Conference 2012 Pre Conference Discussion Threads Irish Republican Socialist Party 32CSM NI21 Communist Party of Ireland The Peoples Convention WUAG Libertas Ganley CAWHT The Freeman Movement Attack the Tax Official Republican Movement Party Coalitions and Alliances The 1916 Societies CAPTA The Anti Austerity Alliance The Daíl Technical Group Republican Sinn Fein Independent Alliance Renua Traveller Groups and Issues Democratic Unionist Party SDLP Alliance Party Traditional Unionist Voice Conservative and Ulster Unionist Party RNU People Before Profit Socialist Workers Party The Pirate Party Trade Unions and Related Organisations INTO ICTU SIPTU IMPACT The Independent Workers Union Irish National Union of the Unemployed CPSU UNITE The Trade Union Left Forum Mandate Economy and Employment Ireland the EFSF and the IMF World Economy European Economy The Irish Economy Exchequer Figures and Other Irish Economic Data The IFSC and German Banks in Ireland Privatisation PPPs and Outsourcing The Irish Oligarchy NAMA The National Asset Management Agency Anglo Irish Bank Scandal Irish Banks Crisis Not inc Anglo Irish Employment and Unemployment The Irish Bank Guarantee Mortgages and Personal Debt Irish Economic Overview and Analysis Sovereign Debt Irish Construction Industry and Property Price Rises and Drops inflation deflation Irish Budget 2014 Irish Budget 2016 Irish Budget 2015 Irish Budget 2013 Transport and Infrastructure Irish Budget 2011 2012 and 4 Year Plan 2011 2015 Elections and Referenda Forum Irish National Opinion Polls Forthcoming General Election 2014 2016 Carlow Kilkenny Constituency Forum Cavan Monaghan Constituency Forum Clare Constituency Forum Cork East Constituency Forum Cork North Central Constituency Forum Cork North West Constituency Forum Cork South Central Constituency Forum Cork South West Constituency Forum Kerry Constituency Forum Donegal Constituency Forum Dublin Fingal Constituency Forum Roscommon Galway Constituency Forum Dublin Rathdown Constituency Forum Dublin Bay South Constituency Forum Dublin Bay North Constituency Laois Constituency Forum Offaly Constituency Forum Tipperary Constituency Forum Limerick County Constituency Forum Sligo Leitrim Constituency Forum Dublin South Central Constituency Forum Dublin Central Constituency Forum Dublin Mid West Constituency Forum Dublin South West Constituency Forum Dublin North West Constituency Forum Dublin West Constituency Forum Dún Laoghaire Constituency Forum Galway East Constituency Forum Galway West Constituency Forum Kildare North Constituency Forum Kildare South Constituency Forum Limerick City Constituency Forum Longford West Meath Constituency Forum Louth Constituency Forum Mayo Constituency Forum Meath East Constituency Forum Meath West Constituency Forum Waterford Constituency Forum Wexford Constituency Forum Wicklow Constituency Forum Northern Ireland Elections European Election 2014 Northern Ireland Elections Local Councils Belfast City North Down and Ards District Antrim and Newtown Abbey District Lisburn City and Castlereagh District Newry City Mourne and Down District Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Mid and

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  • South Korea and North Korea
    The State of the Nation The Presidency The Oireachtas The Daíl and Senate Oireachtas Weekly Schedules 31st Daíl Department of Transport and Communications Department of Finance The Department of the Taoiseach Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine Department of Public Services and Reform Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources Department of Health Department of Education Department of Environment Housing Planning Department of Justice and Defence An Garda Siochána Department of Social Protection The Good Friday Agreement Irish Politics Politics of the North Information and Data Resources Irish Government Local Government in Ireland Ireland Political Parties and Groups Fine Gael The Green Party Fianna Fail Sinn Fein Amhrán Nua The Socialist Party The Labour Party Fís Nua Eirigí The Workers Party Workers Solidarity Movement Irish Liberal Party Direct Democracy Ireland The Peoples Movement The Peoples Alliance Democracy Now Spanish Irish Group Claiming Our Future Independents United Left Alliance ULA Conference 2012 Pre Conference Discussion Threads Irish Republican Socialist Party 32CSM NI21 Communist Party of Ireland The Peoples Convention WUAG Libertas Ganley CAWHT The Freeman Movement Attack the Tax Official Republican Movement Party Coalitions and Alliances The 1916 Societies CAPTA The Anti Austerity Alliance The Daíl Technical Group Republican Sinn Fein Independent Alliance Renua Traveller Groups and Issues Democratic Unionist Party SDLP Alliance Party Traditional Unionist Voice Conservative and Ulster Unionist Party RNU People Before Profit Socialist Workers Party The Pirate Party Trade Unions and Related Organisations INTO ICTU SIPTU IMPACT The Independent Workers Union Irish National Union of the Unemployed CPSU UNITE The Trade Union Left Forum Mandate Economy and Employment Ireland the EFSF and the IMF World Economy European Economy The Irish Economy Exchequer Figures and Other Irish Economic Data The IFSC and German Banks in Ireland Privatisation PPPs and Outsourcing The Irish Oligarchy NAMA The National Asset Management Agency Anglo Irish Bank Scandal Irish Banks Crisis Not inc Anglo Irish Employment and Unemployment The Irish Bank Guarantee Mortgages and Personal Debt Irish Economic Overview and Analysis Sovereign Debt Irish Construction Industry and Property Price Rises and Drops inflation deflation Irish Budget 2014 Irish Budget 2016 Irish Budget 2015 Irish Budget 2013 Transport and Infrastructure Irish Budget 2011 2012 and 4 Year Plan 2011 2015 Elections and Referenda Forum Irish National Opinion Polls Forthcoming General Election 2014 2016 Carlow Kilkenny Constituency Forum Cavan Monaghan Constituency Forum Clare Constituency Forum Cork East Constituency Forum Cork North Central Constituency Forum Cork North West Constituency Forum Cork South Central Constituency Forum Cork South West Constituency Forum Kerry Constituency Forum Donegal Constituency Forum Dublin Fingal Constituency Forum Roscommon Galway Constituency Forum Dublin Rathdown Constituency Forum Dublin Bay South Constituency Forum Dublin Bay North Constituency Laois Constituency Forum Offaly Constituency Forum Tipperary Constituency Forum Limerick County Constituency Forum Sligo Leitrim Constituency Forum Dublin South Central Constituency Forum Dublin Central Constituency Forum Dublin Mid West Constituency Forum Dublin South West Constituency Forum Dublin North West Constituency Forum Dublin West Constituency Forum Dún Laoghaire Constituency Forum Galway East Constituency Forum Galway West Constituency Forum Kildare

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  • Fracking and the Environment: Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area
    Aha had a look here for those who read French http www lemonde fr planete articl 0503 3244 html and it seems it is a bit of a trick by the right wing The text allows the exploration companies lots of wriggle room and plenty of outs The passage in the Parliament was opposed by the socialsists aand demos outside the building included Jose Bove MEP of the burning down of a McDonalds fame and Nicholas Hulot national eco treasure and potential candidate for the Presidency next year Not anything like as ve as it seems What we need is Boyd B or Ming or Wallace or all three to ask a question never mind if it costs 160 000 see the thread on what exactly is foreseen as the technique to be used if the exploration is succesful and what exactly are the analyses done by the Dept Geological Survey etc on the effects on ground water local ecology tourism etc Anyone a constituent of Ming B Reply With Quote 13 05 2011 02 32 PM 10 Baron von Biffo View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 15 318 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by barrym Aha had a look here for those who read French http www lemonde fr planete articl 0503 3244 html and it seems it is a bit of a trick by the right wing The text allows the exploration companies lots of wriggle room and plenty of outs The passage in the Parliament was opposed by the socialsists aand demos outside the building included Jose Bove MEP of the burning down of a McDonalds fame and Nicholas Hulot national eco treasure and potential candidate for the Presidency next year Not anything like as ve as it seems What we need is Boyd B or Ming or Wallace or all three to ask a question never mind if it costs 160 000 see the thread on what exactly is foreseen as the technique to be used if the exploration is succesful and what exactly are the analyses done by the Dept Geological Survey etc on the effects on ground water local ecology tourism etc Anyone a constituent of Ming B Ming hardly springs to mind as an environmentalist Reply With Quote 14 05 2011 07 24 AM 11 barrym View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Oct 2010 Posts 1 262 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo Ming hardly springs to mind as an environmentalist Agreed but not many environmentalists in the current dail He is local who else would you suggest B Reply With Quote 14 05 2011 07 35 AM 12 C Flower View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Administrator Join Date Feb 2010 Location Rockall Posts 74 918 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by barrym Agreed but not many environmentalists in the current dail He is local who else would you suggest B Anyone on the left Michael D Higgins even Reply With Quote 14 05 2011 09 12 AM 13 Secret Squirrel View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Feb 2011 Posts 259 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Having watched that vid Gasland I understand the fracking process to differ from oil drilling in that oil drilling usually relies on a single point of extraction Fracking would involve a large network of collection points And in addition to the obvious concerns of the water table being contaminated by non biodegradable cancerogens the same substances allegedly find their way to the surface and become airborne The fracking process is not a one off process either it s repeated a number of times over the lifetime of the wells As a comical aside There s a dude by the name of Mr Boren who appears at one of the hearings regarding the safety or other complications involving this hydraulic fracturing process He s clearly defending the process He asks If you weren t able to do this hydraulic fracturing how much more would we be dependent on foreign oil and terrorism Reply With Quote 14 05 2011 10 10 AM 14 antiestablishmentarian View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Moderator Join Date Apr 2010 Location Posts 5 006 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area I remeber some fellow telling me about this a few years back and I thought he was loony I was obviously badly wrong But what s worrying is that these groups know about the resources there now and given the rotten craven record of An Bord Pleanála and the EPA in Rossport and the Hill Of Tara I fear that this will go ahead without any of the limited protections that are in place in other countries Our goal is to conquer state power for the Irish working class Pat Rabitte 1987 Can I ask whether this is what the men of 1916 died for a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side Michael Noonan November 2010 Reply With Quote 14 05 2011 12 05 PM 15 Baron von Biffo View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 15 318 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by barrym Agreed but not many environmentalists in the current dail He is local who else would you suggest B The current opposition being comprised of a splattering of micro parties and a constellation of narcissists it s hard to see any impediment to government plans That said there s something surreal about seeking environmental protection from a TD who was elected on

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  • Fracking and the Environment: Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area - Page 2
    organised apublic meeting which was not wellcomed by all and not all public representatives One of the exploration sites was on Sean Quinn s mountain I went to see it and if all exploration and later extraction sites would be as complex and heavy an undertaking as this Evergren decided the gas was not worth extraction Then some years ago another company Irish I think announced their plans to get at the gas http www rigzone com news article asp a id 29354 Don t know how it comes that we have now two other companies at it I m quite worried about the consequences of this for the people and the environment of the area Welcome pleaseenter and thanks for the info on earlier exploration of the area I suspect that these deposits are being examined again because of rising oil prices which might make it economically viable to extract the gas Its not a coincidence that the exploration licenses were granted in February there was probably no chance of a government which included the Green Party giving the go ahead The extraction techniques involved are a disaster for the areas involved and I m sure local people will vigourously oppose any moves in that direction Reply With Quote 27 05 2011 06 39 AM 26 Count Bobulescu View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Jan 2011 Location Wash DC Posts 6 408 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area I assume the proposed Leitrim exploration is in the same general area as the old Arigna Coal Mines Here s a piece on new emerging but still unproven tech that might mitigate the downside of fracking But you would likely still have to endure fracking in the first place If the tech is proven there could be cheap gas for a long time http www npr org 2011 05 25 136656 owners worried A more expansive discussion http thedianerehmshow org shows 20 ards and risks Reply With Quote 27 05 2011 10 04 PM 27 pleaseenter View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join Date May 2011 Posts 27 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu I assume the proposed Leitrim exploration is in the same general area as the old Arigna Coal Mines Here s a piece on new emerging but still unproven tech that might mitigate the downside of fracking But you would likely still have to endure fracking in the first place If the tech is proven there could be cheap gas for a long time http www npr org 2011 05 25 136656 owners worried A more expansive discussion http thedianerehmshow org shows 20 ards and risks Thanks for these links Re your assumption in your first sentence While formally the area under consideration is called by the industry or geologically the Lough Allen Basin this area is much larger than what one might espect as a lay person It s not just an area around or near Lough Allen but includes large areas of counties Sligo Cavan Leitrim Roscommon and Farmanagh I think I read they are going to start exploration in Farmanagh first Reply With Quote 02 06 2011 11 38 AM 28 C Flower View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Administrator Join Date Feb 2010 Location Rockall Posts 74 918 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Why the French have banned fracking and why shale gas is high in greenhouse emissions http ni wwf org uk wwf articles cfm unewsid 4938 Reply With Quote 02 06 2011 12 37 PM 29 simonj View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Visit Homepage Senior Member Join Date Apr 2010 Location Connemara Posts 712 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area I have not posted in recent times on political issues I am disheartend after the last election nothing has or is likely to change The article recently in Hotpress puts it simply We have an economic crisis and unlike Icelanders we believe the Government or accept what they say We have accepted an IMF bailout The IMF in co operation with corporate interests aim to exploit their oil gas minerals and resources that just happen to be on or under our territory In return for a bailout to help speculators and banks our elected representitives will accept terms and conditions to allow the corporates to maximise their profits exploiting our resources as there is already a precident in the Shell deal Working in oil and gas I know a little about the field and frac drilling in populated areas is horendous with the effects on people livestock and wildlife being clear and present FFS it makes your tap water catch fire Lets not forget the wider environmental implications drilling near the Shannon means the entire aqueous network could be adversely affected with unknown long term effects irishkitchengarden com a personal blog Reply With Quote 02 06 2011 12 58 PM 30 C Flower View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Administrator Join Date Feb 2010 Location Rockall Posts 74 918 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by simonj I have not posted in recent times on political issues I am disheartend after the last election nothing has or is likely to change The article recently in Hotpress puts it simply We have an economic crisis and unlike Icelanders we believe the Government or accept what they say We have accepted an IMF bailout The IMF in co operation with corporate interests aim to exploit their oil gas minerals and resources that just happen to be on or under our territory In return for a bailout to help speculators and banks our elected representitives will accept terms and conditions to allow the corporates to maximise their profits exploiting our resources

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    one size fits all http www pbs org newshour bb scien ing 06 15 html Reply With Quote 16 06 2011 05 13 PM 39 éirígí Sligeach View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join Date Aug 2010 Posts 16 Fracking in the Lough Allen Clare Basins http eirigisligeach blogspot com 2 re basins html Fracking is a term that not everyone may be aware of It is used to describe a method of shale gas extraction known as Hydraulic Fracturing Unfortunately it is a term we are very likely to hear a lot more about in the coming months and years The dangers that this procedure poses to the environment to water quality and to human safety is well documented worldwide France has recently banned the use of fracking as have a number of regions in the United States In Lancashire in England fracking has been halted in recent weeks following a series of earthquakes that occurred and are believed to be linked to the recent exploration activity using this method in that region In the dying days of the Fianna Fáil led administration back in February of this year one of their final acts was to award licences to a number of companies to explore for commercial gas in the Northwest Carboniferous Basin more commonly known as the Lough Allen basin and the Clare basin The Lough Allen Basin is a huge area that covers parts of counties Cavan Donegal Fermanagh Leitrim Mayo Monaghan Roscommon Sligo and Tyrone It covers an area of 8000 square kilometres in total The Clare basin encompasses parts of Counties Clare Cork Kerry and Limerick Awarding the licences the then Minister of Natural Resources Conor Lenihan awarded licences to two companies to begin exploration in the Lough Allen basin Australian company Tamboran Resources and the Irish Lough Allen Natural Gas Company Enegi Oil Plc was awarded the licence to begin exploration in the Clare Basin Last April when Lenihan first invited applications for licences to explore for natural gas in these areas éirígí warned of the potential dangers that lay in store if this exploration and drilling was allowed proceed without meaningful consultation and the consent of communities effected Responding to Lenihan at the time click here to read article éirígí Sligeach activist Gerry Casey said that such exploration and extraction has the potential for grave environmental damage and danger to human health and safety We have seen in north Mayo the conflict that can arise when such developments with the potential risks involved are imposed on local communities Once again in these instances there has been no proper in depth consultation with local communities who may be effected by this prospecting and possible extraction of gas He added If our natural resources are to be exploited then it needs to be done in consultation with local communities in a manner that protects the environment and protects peoples health and safety To date the record of the political establishment and of the exploration companies as exemplified in the ongoing dispute over Shell s planned pipeline in north Mayo on environmental and safety issues does not breed confidence Claims by the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources who now say that fracking would not be allowed in the Lough Allen basin without a public consultation phase and an environmental impact assessment should be treated with contempt Indeed both companies involved in the Lough Allen basin exploration have already confirmed that fracking is their intended method to extract gas from this region So much for consultation Lough Allen Basin One need only look at the example of Shell s pipeline in north Mayo to see how the department deliberately ignored the dangers to human safety and the environment ignored deliberate breaches of the law and environmental regulations by Shell and never held any meaningful consultation with the local community Instead they ignored their legitimate concerns tried to demonise and criminalise them and then sent the Gardai in to intimidate and beat them into submission when they realised they could not be duped or bought off The whole Corrib gas saga is proof of how environmental regulation in this state does not work and cannot be relied upon to protect citizens from large oil and gas companies whose only concern is profit As in the Corrib case any gas extracted in the Lough Allen or Clare basins will be of no benefit to the public the rightful owners of this natural gas Once again the shareholders of private companies will benefit from this at our expense As the start of exploration in the region is imminent éirígí activist Gerry Casey said that the whole process needs to be stopped immediately He said There has been no consultation with the local communities effected and no consent given by them to this project This whole process needs to be stopped immediately and the use of fracking banned before any damage can be done Genuine and in depth consultation must be held with the people in these regions If the gas can be extracted safely without any threat to the environment and public health then and only then it should be extracted to benefit the people of the region and the island as a whole not to boost profits for private companies Casey added All our natural resources must be nationalised and extracted safely where possible The vast wealth that could be generated would go a long way towards creating well resourced and efficient public services in areas such as Health and Education It would provide long term funding to create sustainable long term employment and help to eradicate the scourge of fuel poverty and poverty in general If Fine Gael and Labour think that people will roll over and just accept the current situation they are sadly mistaken If they insist on continuing this process they will meet fierce resistance just as Shell and the government have faced for the past ten years in north Mayo In recent weeks Cinema North West have been holding public showings of the award winning US documentary Gasland which exposed the dangers of the fracking process throughout the US Their next screening takes place next Thursday night June 23 at 8PM in their mobile cinema beside the Coach House Hotel in Ballymote Co Sligo Click here for more details Reply With Quote 16 06 2011 05 13 PM 40 éirígí Sligeach View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join Date Aug 2010 Posts 16 Fracking in the Lough Allen Clare Basins http eirigisligeach blogspot com 2 re basins html Fracking is a term that not everyone may be aware of It is used to describe a method of shale gas extraction known as Hydraulic Fracturing Unfortunately it is a term we are very likely to hear a lot more about in the coming months and years The dangers that this procedure poses to the environment to water quality and to human safety is well documented worldwide France has recently banned the use of fracking as have a number of regions in the United States In Lancashire in England fracking has been halted in recent weeks following a series of earthquakes that occurred and are believed to be linked to the recent exploration activity using this method in that region In the dying days of the Fianna Fáil led administration back in February of this year one of their final acts was to award licences to a number of companies to explore for commercial gas in the Northwest Carboniferous Basin more commonly known as the Lough Allen basin and the Clare basin The Lough Allen Basin is a huge area that covers parts of counties Cavan Donegal Fermanagh Leitrim Mayo Monaghan Roscommon Sligo and Tyrone It covers an area of 8000 square kilometres in total The Clare basin encompasses parts of Counties Clare Cork Kerry and Limerick Awarding the licences the then Minister of Natural Resources Conor Lenihan awarded licences to two companies to begin exploration in the Lough Allen basin Australian company Tamboran Resources and the Irish Lough Allen Natural Gas Company Enegi Oil Plc was awarded the licence to begin exploration in the Clare Basin Last April when Lenihan first invited applications for licences to explore for natural gas in these areas éirígí warned of the potential dangers that lay in store if this exploration and drilling was allowed proceed without meaningful consultation and the consent of communities effected Responding to Lenihan at the time click here to read article éirígí Sligeach activist Gerry Casey said that such exploration and extraction has the potential for grave environmental damage and danger to human health and safety We have seen in north Mayo the conflict that can arise when such developments with the potential risks involved are imposed on local communities Once again in these instances there has been no proper in depth consultation with local communities who may be effected by this prospecting and possible extraction of gas He added If our natural resources are to be exploited then it needs to be done in consultation with local communities in a manner that protects the environment and protects peoples health and safety To date the record of the political establishment and of the exploration companies as exemplified in the ongoing dispute over Shell s planned pipeline in north Mayo on environmental and safety issues does not breed confidence Claims by the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources who now say that fracking would not be allowed in the Lough Allen basin without a public consultation phase and an environmental impact assessment should be treated with contempt Indeed both companies involved in the Lough Allen basin exploration have already confirmed that fracking is their intended method to extract gas from this region So much for consultation Lough Allen Basin One need only look at the example of Shell s pipeline in north Mayo to see how the department deliberately ignored the dangers to human safety and the environment ignored deliberate breaches of the law and environmental regulations by Shell and never held any meaningful consultation with the local community Instead they ignored their legitimate concerns tried to demonise and criminalise them and then sent the Gardai in to intimidate and beat them into submission when they realised they could not be duped or bought off The whole Corrib gas saga is proof of how environmental regulation in this state does not work and cannot be relied upon to protect citizens from large oil and gas companies whose only concern is profit As in the Corrib case any gas extracted in the Lough Allen or Clare basins will be of no benefit to the public the rightful owners of this natural gas Once again the shareholders of private companies will benefit from this at our expense As the start of exploration in the region is imminent éirígí activist Gerry Casey said that the whole process needs to be stopped immediately He said There has been no consultation with the local communities effected and no consent given by them to this project This whole process needs to be stopped immediately and the use of fracking banned before any damage can be done Genuine and in depth consultation must be held with the people in these regions If the gas can be extracted safely without any threat to the environment and public health then and only then it should be extracted to benefit the people of the region and the island as a whole not to boost profits for private companies Casey added All our natural resources must be nationalised and extracted safely where possible The vast wealth that could be generated would go a long way towards creating well resourced and efficient public services in areas such as Health and Education It would provide long term funding to create sustainable long term employment and help to eradicate the scourge of fuel poverty and poverty in general If Fine Gael and Labour think that people will roll over and just accept the current situation they are sadly mistaken If they insist on continuing this process they will meet fierce resistance just as Shell and the government have faced for the past ten years in north Mayo In recent weeks Cinema North West have been holding public showings of the award winning US documentary Gasland which exposed the dangers of the fracking process throughout the US Their next screening takes place next Thursday night June 23 at 8PM in their mobile cinema beside the Coach House Hotel in Ballymote Co Sligo Click here for more details Reply With Quote 16 06 2011 10 07 PM 41 Theresa View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Apr 2010 Location Laois Posts 460 Re Fracking in the Lough Allen Clare Basins Thanks for this Eirigi I hope you don t mind if I post it around or do you have a blog or facebook post similar Offer solutions my blog Clearing Clutter the ramblings of an environmental activist http theresaleaf wordpress com Reply With Quote 16 06 2011 11 55 PM 42 C Flower View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Administrator Join Date Feb 2010 Location Rockall Posts 74 918 Re Fracking and the Environment Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area A large number of new exploration licences were issued only a couple of weeks ago The history of gas and oil extraction so far in Ireland has been that the public interest comes last not first Not encouraging Does grant of a licence contain an implicit permission to extract Reply With Quote 17 06 2011 12 12 AM 43 PaddyJoe View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Moderator Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 22 240 Re Fracking and the Environment Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by C Flower A large number of new exploration licences were issued only a couple of weeks ago The history of gas and oil extraction so far in Ireland has been that the public interest comes last not first Not encouraging Does grant of a licence contain an implicit permission to extract As I understand it the license awarded allows the companies to undertake shallow drilling to a depth of 200m 650ft and carry out technical studies to ascertain whether the gas is commercially viable If initial studies prove successful the companies will have first option on a more expensive exploration licence which would be a step closer to extracting gas http www irishtimes com newspaper 290427180 html Reply With Quote 20 06 2011 02 42 PM 44 Secret Squirrel View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Feb 2011 Posts 259 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by pleaseenter I haven t seen Gasland yet Anything about this in it Apologies for my tardiness in responding Pleaseenter I suppose the distributed collection of the gas is maybe due to the fact that the gas is embedded more securely into the rock unlike oil deposits which I understand to be more like massive free flowing reservoirs You ve maybe seen the vid by now but if not it seems someone has uploaded it a few days ago ame http www youtube com watch v h3VIRF1jf g feature player detailpage Deposits snaffled by despots ame Last edited by Secret Squirrel 22 06 2011 at 05 55 PM Reason changed vid source Reply With Quote 21 06 2011 09 31 PM 45 pleaseenter View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Member Join Date May 2011 Posts 27 Re Exploration licenses granted to search for shale gas in Lough Allen area Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel Apologies for my tardiness in responding Pleaseenter I suppose the distributed collection of the gas is maybe due to the fact that the gas is embedded more securely into the rock unlike oil deposits which I understand to be more like massive free flowing reservoirs You ve maybe seen the vid by now but if not it seems someone has uploaded it a few days ago Deposits snaffled by despots Thanks for the video But unfortunately no way to watch it here with my connection Anyway I think what will be important is to get information from the companies involved They will have public information meetings according to the media Questions have to be asked Vigilance is needed As I understand what s under the surface of the earth belongs to the state But the surface infrastructure needed for extraction processing distribution that s were environmental regulations come in and where people have a say and need to be consulted It s now at the exploration stage and I still hope that like last time extraction will be considered unfeasible But we have to watch them closely Reply With Quote Page 3 of 112 First 1 2 3 4 5 13 53 103 Last Jump to page Quick Navigation Environment and Climate Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who s Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Political World Our Forum Community Welcome and Introductions Using this Forum Please Read Before Posting Events and Campaigns Political World Group Blog Political World Video Channel Off Topic Members Only Sports Bar Members Only Premoderated 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    diverse products including large wind turbines and guided missiles Any curtailment of Chinese supplies of rare earths is likely to be greeted with alarm in Western capitals particularly because Western companies are believed to keep much smaller stockpiles of rare earths than Japanese companies do http www zerohedge com article chi ices set surge Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other Oscar Ameringer Reply With Quote 23 10 2010 11 46 AM 10 ang View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Moderator Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 7 438 Re U S is Currency War s Tomb Maker China Economist Germany is not happy about the dollar policy of monetary easing or creating more liquidity Germany criticizes dollar policy Meanwhile after the meeting of G20 financial representatives German Economics Minister Rainer Bruederle offered criticism of the US Federal Reserve accusing it of artifically manipulating its exchange rate There was criticism of the American policy of monetary easing or creating more liquidity he said I tried to make clear in my contribution that I regard that as the wrong way to go An excessive permanent increase in money is in my view an indirect manipulation of the foreign exchange rate US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he backed a strong dollar and denied any policy of weaking the currency to boost exports by making American goods cheaper abroad Also in the same article Europe is to lose influence to emerging economies Representatives of the Group of 20 leading industrial nations on Saturday reached an agreement on how to reform the International Monetary Fund decreasing Europe s influence on decision making and increasing that of developing nations like China and India Speaking to reporters at the meeting on Saturday IMF managing director Dominique Strauss Kahn called the deal a very historic agreement http www dw world de dw article 0 n all 1573 rdf Reply With Quote 23 10 2010 03 29 PM 11 ang View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Moderator Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 7 438 Re U S is Currency War s Tomb Maker China Economist Sarkozy warning today on currency instability threatening world growth Reuters French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Saturday that currency instability threatened world growth and called for coordinated action to reform the world financial system Sarkozy whose country takes on the G20 presidency next month also denounced speculators as causing volatile prices in commodity markets cheating producer countries of revenues His comments came as Group of 20 finance leaders struck a deal on Saturday to refrain from competitive currency devaluations although they failed to agree firmer language that might have shored up the U S dollar http www reuters com article idUSTRE69M0WJ20101023 Reply With Quote 23 10 2010 03 37 PM 12 C Flower View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Administrator Join Date Feb 2010 Location Rockall Posts 74 918 Re U S is Currency War s Tomb Maker China Economist Somehow the fact that people are feeling the need to shore up the dollar doesn t fill me with confidence in stability Ditto Sarkozy on commodity prices Commodities are the last resort for a bubble and I can see one coming in grain with horrible consequences He is just complaining that capitalism is working There s a shortage people corner the market and push prices up That s the way the Irish property bubble began This G20 is going to be a humdinger Reply With Quote 23 10 2010 04 07 PM 13 DCon View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Moderator Join Date Mar 2010 Location heart of Europe Posts 19 750 Re U S is Currency War s Tomb Maker China Economist Originally Posted by ang Sarkozy warning today on currency instability threatening world growth http www reuters com article idUSTRE69M0WJ20101023 coordinated action to reform the world financial system Yes please But how can it be done while keeping the Rotschild s and Goldman happy Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other Oscar Ameringer Reply With Quote 23 10 2010 09 38 PM 14 DCon View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Moderator Join Date Mar 2010 Location heart of Europe Posts 19 750 Re U S is Currency War s Tomb Maker China Economist Germany attacking the U S for their excessive money printing At the G 20 meeting per Bloomberg http www bloomberg com news 2010 1 ry easing html German Economic Minister Rainer Bruederle said that the Fed s push toward easier monetary policy is the wrong way to stimulate growth and may amount to a manipulation of the dollar Excessive permanent money creation in my opinion is an indirect manipulation of an exchange rate The fact that China was smart enough to peg its currency to the most rapidly devaluing currency in the world is a different story altogether and merely confirms that they are leap and bounds more sophisticated in their monetary policy than anyone gives them credit for http www zerohedge com article ger x intervention Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other Oscar Ameringer Reply With Quote 24 10 2010 12 25 AM 15 C Flower View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Administrator Join Date Feb 2010 Location Rockall Posts 74 918 Re U S is Currency War s Tomb Maker China Economist The G20 is over and the US failed to get the agreement it wanted to prevent competitive devaluation and to force China to spend more and save less http www latimes com news politics 2761637 story The idea that it could be possible to permanently lock countries in to a balance of trade under free markets is outlandish Reporting from Washington Officials of

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