Submission of comment by Eddie Mitchell to the Steering committee on the terms of reference for research into UGEE

Eddie Mitchell’s comments on EPA terms of reference into UGEE in Ireland 1


Briefing Paper on Hydraulic Fracturing to Minister Pat Rabbitte TD from concerned citizens in the North West Region

We had a successful meeting with Minister Pat Rabbitte TD on
15-11-2011. I will pas on minutes when we get them together. Frank
Feighan TD through Pat has secured a link into the EPA for us. The
group consisted of of 5 people from Leitrim Aedin Mc Loughin, Robert
Doyle, Nuala Mc Nulty, Miriam Hennessy and Myself (Eddie Mitchell). I think it was a
successful meeting with Minister Pat Rabbitte and indeed all present
listened and understood our concerns.

We made some progress and although we know that there is a lot of
pressure on to go forward with Hydraulic Fracturing it isn’t part of
government policy yet.

Please read this Paper that we have put together, we have put a lot of

work into it. It has been put together by Leitrim people to illustrate
our concerns. We have not included the minutes as yet so it will
develop a little yet. this will be out soon.

Briefing to Minister Pat Rabbitte TD 15-11-11 to Pat Rabbitte TD

I will use this Blog to update people about progress in relation to participation of Locals with the EPA study