Shannon Estuary environmetal grass-roots campaign groups "Limerick
Against Pollution" and 'Safety
Before LNG' have formally called on Chariman
Leddin to step aside from
his postition on the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action following
his unbelievable clarifying statement this morning that he knew nothing
about his company's work on the Shannon LNG fracked gas import terminal
until he left ARUP to become a TD in February 2020.
groups said that they were deeply concerned about Chairman
Leddin's clarifying statement this morning to the Climate Committee in
never had anything to do with ARUP's work on the
proposed LNG plant. In fact I
didn't even become aware that ARUP was working on this project until
had actually left the company".
"It beggars belief that
a local Limerick politician of Chairman Leddin's stature and
awareness would not be aware that since 2008 his company was working on
engineering project on the scale of the Shannon LNG fracked gas import
just down the river on the Limerick-Kerry border"
on to state:
"It would be appropriate
for Chairman Leddin to step aside until this issue is satisfactorily
in the interests of transparency, ethics and good governance.""
Notes to Editor:
1. The call for
Chairman Leddin to step aside can be downloaded here
that Irish Green Party Climate Chairman Brian Leddin is a former 5-year
employee up to 2020 of new Shannon LNG fracked gas import terminal
applicant is feared as the real reason he has ruled all amendments to
the Climate Bill banning fracked gas imports out of order
Safety Before LNG