Cunningham calls for big turnout at “fracking meeting”

31 05 2012

Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has called for the local community to turn out in big numbers at a meeting organised by the gas company in order to show their opposition to the potential use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in any gas exploration in the onshore Rathlin Basin.

Rathlin Energy a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian company Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd were granted an exploration licence by DETI on 15 February 2011, the company have carried out testing in the Ballinlea area and are now writing to residents inviting them to a meeting at the test site well on 7th June between 4 and 8pm .

A proposal brought to Moyle Council in October 2011 by Councillor Cunningham “opposing the possibility of the use of hydraulic fracturing in any stage of the gas explorations in the Rathlin Basin” was unanimously approved.



One response

31 05 2012

Donal – please keep up the good work. It’s so important that people like you with integrity speak out on fracking.
Majella Mc Carron


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