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Hydraulic Fracturing Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 29 November 2012

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Questions (48)

Michael Colreavy

Question:

48. Deputy Michael Colreavy asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if any form of hydraulic fracturing will be permitted should an exploratory licence be granted in the Lough Allen Basin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53331/12]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I can confirm, that until there has been time to consider the second stage of the EPA research on the environmental implications of hydraulic fracturing as a means of extracting natural gas from underground reserves, the terms of reference for which are currently being scoped, that the use of hydraulic fracturing will not be authorised over any area in the Lough Allen Basin.

Question No. 49 answered with Question No. 26.
Question No. 50 answered with Question No. 24.
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