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Minister Denis Naughten on fracking bill -”THIS WILL NOT BE LEFT IN LIMBO”

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The Minster for the Department of Communications, Climate action and Environment, Denis Naughten has put the power of his office behind the ban fracking bill. Following a post by Friends of the Earth Ireland on the 9th May Minister Naughten

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Love Leitrim congratulates Comittee on progress made on the fracking ban

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Listen to Eddie Mitchell’s comments on OceanFM below.  In April, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment published a report on its scrutiny of Deputy Tony McLoughlin’s Private Members Bill on the ban on fracking. While

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Maryland USA Bans Fracking

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The state of Maryland has become the third US State to ban fracking. Governor Larry Hogan has now signed into law a statewide ban on fracking. This comes at the end of a long campaign with particularly strong input by

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Celebrities and Robert F Kennedy Jnr support call to ban fracking in Ireland

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Moves to ban fracking in Ireland have been boosted by the support of Hollywood legend, Jane Fonda. She has joined Susan Sarandon,Sean Lennon, Shailene Woodley, while Robert F Kennedy Junior has led an Irish American voice in support of a bill

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Press Conference on the public consultation to the JOC regarding the prohibition of fracking bill.

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Hildegarde Naughton, the Chair of Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action, received a petition from anti-fracking groups, signed by over 7000 members of the public, calling for Bill to be passed without delay. Some photographs from the press conference held in

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OceanFM – Anti-fracking campaigners say it’s time to ‘move on’ with Deputy McLoughlin’s bill

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Eddie Mitchell spoke on Ocean FM before the press conference in Buswells. See details below from the OceanFM web site Feb 1st. An anti-fracking group says it’s now time to move ahead with a Sligo/Leitrim TD’s Bill that would ban

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Time to shut the door on fracking

A powerful show of farming, community, environmental groups and local and national politicians told the government that there’s no time for delay on the bill to ban fracking. Representatives were speaking at a press conference in Dublin Feb 1st 2017

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Back The Bill as submission date looms

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Love Leitrim and national groups including ‘Friends of the Earth Ireland’ and ‘Uplift’ are urging people in Ireland to get their voice heard on the current public consultation on fracking, which ends next Thursday Feb 2nd.- Friday Feb 10th -

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Online petition to the fracking bill Committee now live

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  Friends of the Earth Ireland have set up an online petition for the fracking bill. If you can not submit an individual response please sign this online petition to the Fracking bill Committee. The signatures will be handed in

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Public consultation on the anti-fracking bill closing February 10th 2017 (Extended)

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment Public Consultation on UGEE (Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction) Now Open until Friday 10th February 2017 Tony McLoughlin’s Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016 is at

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Love Leitrim’s heart is back on the hill

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The Love Leitrim heart is once again shining above Manorhamilton. The installation was originally designed by artist Darragh Wilkins in 2015. It is on Benbo for Christmas 2016 and will be visible from 6.30 to 8.30 pm every day this

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Lets get on with the business of banning fracking! – Love Leitrim release 01/12/16

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Responses to the UGEE Joint Research Programme report Love Leitrim warmly welcomed Minister Naughten response to the long awaited EPA report released November 30th. In his statement the Minister displayed a zero tolerance to the risks highlighted by the report

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EPA Report – Released 30th November 2016

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The EPA UGEE Joint Research Programme report stage 1 has been released. Listen back below to some of the initial reactions to the report. **UPDATED: The documents are available here as the report is broken down into various 11 sections;

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Love Leitrim monthly meeting – Thursday 8.00pm December 1st

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The next Love Leitrim meeting will take place this Thursday, December 1st at 8.00pm. We are always seeking new members. Please come along if you would like to participate in the group or you would like more information from us.

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A message from LAMP: VERY IMPORTANT TASK FOR YOU THIS WEEKEND

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Please take a few minutes to respond to this over the weekend – Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have invited comments on their draft Local Development Plan. We’d like to encourage them to take a stronger stance against fracking and

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