Brid Smith TD on Environment commtte, 5.10.17
Bríd asked the Minister WHY NOT LEAVE IT IN THE GROUND? It was so sneaky; just after the Dáil rose for the Summer he granted a license for oil and gas exploration at sea, to a company owned by O’Reilly Jnr. Before the Dáil rose, the NO FRACKING Bill was passed, the Bill that would prevent fossil fuel extraction on land. So its okay at sea?? And there was no satisfactory answer forthcoming. How could there be to betrayal, not just of campaigners but of the people and planet itself. Shameful!