Press Release September 7th 2018:
Shannon LNG permission put on hold in Dublin High Court.
Friends of the Irish Environment dramatically stop Shannon LNG planning permission on the last day.
Dramatic events unfolded in the High
Court in Dublin yesterday. Yesterday was the last day for objecting to
the crazy Shannon LNG planning permission and the only way the Irish
planning system would now allow it is through a Judicial Review
application in the High Court in Dublin.
On the last possible day, along come the calvary in the form of Friends of the Irish Environment.
A judicial review application was lodged in the High Court against the planning permission.
Done Friends of the Irish Environment. The people of North Kerry thank
you for your common sense. Everybody knows that shipped fracked gas
from America is dirtier than coal and will have a disastrous effect on
the climate. Ireland is set to pay around half a billion
euros in fines from 2020 due to its failures to meet its climate change
committments so why should we be investing in gas infrastructure for
the next 40 years which will lead to even more fossil fuel lock-in?
extension of permission for Shannon LNG did not even consider the
Climate Change agreement of 2015, it only looked at the state of the
environment 10 years ago.
We are in a very different place now.
The huge marketing push of the last few weeks by Shannon LNG was just a ploy to sell its fraked gas import idea as a done deal.
The events in the High Court once again prove that it is the NGO sector in Ireland that leading the way in common sense.