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Harkin calls for full public consultation in "fracking" study

Date: December 5, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (5 December) called for a "full, comprehensive public consultation to be an integral part of the Government's forthcoming research study on shale gas fracking in Ireland". Harkin and...[more]

Harkin engages with EU Commission on Glen Riada estate issue

Date: November 28, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (28 November) announced she is liaising with experts at the European Commission in an attempt to find a solution to the "unacceptable" situation at Glen Riada estate, County...[more]

Harkin hails Commissioner's comments on Fracking

Date: November 21, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The European Environment Commissioner Janus Potocnik has said in the European Parliament that existing legislation is not sufficient to address all risks arising from fracking. This statement was warmly welcomed by Independent...[more]

Harkin backs fracking moratorium in EU Member States

Date: November 20, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin today (20 November) urged MEPs to back a moratorium in EU Member States on shale gas extraction, "halting all 'fracking' while EU and national rules remain insufficiently developed...[more]

Harkin calls for Wider Debate on Fracking

Date: October 10, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin yesterday (9 October) called for a ‘deeper and wider  rational debate’ on shale gas extraction while participating in an Irish-made documentary on the subject. Harkin invited Roscommon-based...[more]

Harkin: "real, lasting solution" within reach for Irish Turfcutters

Date: September 19, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (19 September) expressed gratitude to those stakeholders actively trying to find a "real, lasting solution" for Turfcutters losing extraction rights on their family bogs due to EU...[more]

EPA Report Confirms Real Water Polluters

Date: February 16, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The admission by the EPA that municipal sewerage treatment plants had a poor level of performance and a ‘shocking’ non compliance rate refuted the attempts of those who sought to relate water quality problems to deficient septic...[more]

Harkin seeks equitable solution for Turfcutters

Date: February 14, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has called on the Irish government and the European Commission to immediately find a solution that will deliver a fair outcome for Turfcutters who are losing extraction rights on their family...[more]

EU Funds Possibility for Septic Tank Repairs

Date: February 1, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The possibility of using rural development funds from Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy for remedial works to septic tanks has been raised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin following the passing of the relevant...[more]

Government Failure to effectively make Case resulted in Septic Tank Judgement

Date: January 29, 2012

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Environment & Energy

The Minister for the Environment Mr. Phil Hogan in the Dail this week accepted that the previous Government failed to make an effective case at the European Court of Justice resulting in the judgement which erroneously indicted...[more]

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