Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the prohibition of the exploration and extraction of petroleum from shale rock, tight sands and coal seams in the Irish onshore and Ireland's internal waters.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

This Bill has one simple goal, this being to protect Ireland’s onshore and internal waters, our climate and, as such, Irish citizens’ public health from the damaging effects of exploration and extraction of onshore petroleum. The Bill is proposed with the full support of my constituents in counties Leitrim and Sligo who would be those most affected by this type of action.

Question put and agreed to.