The petroleum licence which saw drilling for oil in Woodburn Forest in Northern Ireland has been relinquished.
Opponents of an exploratory oil well drilled near a reservoir that supplied water to parts of Belfast celebrated yesterday the news that it was to be abandoned.
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Northern Ireland’s Minister for Infrastructure, Chris Hazard, has announced he proposes to require oil and gas companies to make full planning applications for exploration.
The Northern Ireland Assembly is debating a motion by Sinn Fein politicians, Oliver McMullan and Gerry Kelly, on InfraStrata’s drilling plans at Woodburn Forest in County Antrim. The drilling has been allowed under permitted development rights, without the need for planning permission, consultation or an environmental impact assessment. Check […]
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Police in Northern Ireland arrested a man during a protest today against exploratory drilling at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus.