The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment is inviting public submissions on hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’.
The Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016 was referred to the committee by the Dáil on 27 October 2016.
The Minister intends has referred the EPA report on Hydraulic Fracturing to the Committee. The Committee decided to undertake a detailed scrutiny (including a public consultation) of the provisions of this bill together with the EPA led Joint Research Programme on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment and Human Health.
Submissions should be received not later than Thursday, 2 February 2017 at the following email address: Fracking@oireachtas.ie
The Committee will consider any suitable written submissions received and may decide to invite a number of contributors to public hearings should it be considered necessary.
Further details on making a submission can be accessed here: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/oireachtasbusiness/committees_list/ccae/hydraulicfracturing/
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Hildegarde Naughton (Chair) Fine Gael
Timmy Dooley Fianna Fáil
James Lawless Fianna Fáil
Michael Lowry Rural Technical Group
Eamon Ryan Social Democrats - Green Party Group
Bríd Smith AAA-PBP
Brian Stanley Sinn Féin
Terry Leyden Fianna Fáil
Tim Lombard Fine Gael
Michael McDowell Independent Group
Joe O’Reilly Fine Gael