Tag: environment

Brid Smith TD on ‘Plastics’ Bill in Dáil.

It speaks volumes, doesn’t it, when the new Minister for the Environment OPPOSES a Bill that seeks to ban the use of a type of plastic that serves little purpose other than to pollute (and to make profit of course).

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Bríd Smith TD tackles the Minister on planned LNG terminal at Shannon

If you’re concerned about the climate , the ministers answer to my question on LNGs (Liquified Natural Gas Terminals) should terrify you. An Bord Pleanala has extended planning permission for one at the Shannon: they are huge floating reservoirs for

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Brid Smith TD welcomes Fossil Fuel Bill in the Dáil

Delighted that the bill on Fossil Fuels got through, now lets have more ‘joined up’ thinking from all government departments on this, and lets hope my bill on ending dirty fuel exploration will pass in Sept

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Brid Smith TD introduces 2nd Joint Cmmtte mtg for Climate Emergency Bill

Today was the second Joint Oireachtas mtg to debate my Climate Emergency Bill. This clip is an introduction to the proceedings

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Brid Smith’s Climate Emergency Bill – 2nd committee debate on the Bill

My Climate Emergency Bill was discussed at committee stage for the second time yesterday. This clip has some of the exchanges between myself and those on the Government side who spoke against the Bill – Gas Networks Ireland for instance.

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Climate Emergency Bill to be scrutinised at committee today

Historic Opportunity for Dáil to take lead on fighting climate change The Oireachtas Committee on Communications Climate Action and Environment will today scrutinise the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Amendment) (Climate Emergency Measures) Bill 2018 at 3pm. The Bill brought forward by

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Brid Smith TD speaking on her CLIMATE EMERGENCY BILL, RTE radio 1

I was interviewed this morning on RTE’s This Week radio show (Sunday July 1, 18). David Horgan of Petrel Resources spoke in favour of more exploration for fossil fuels – I spoke against. This followed a lovely morning on the

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People Before Profit and climate campaigners call for cross party support of Climate Emergency Bill at banner drop in Dublin

Press Release- Bríd Smith TD, People Before Profit       01/07/2018 Bill will be scrutinised at the Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment on Tuesday Bill would ban the issuing of new licences for fossil fuel exploration People Before Profit

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Bríd queries International Energy Agency rep at Dáil committee on Environment

The risk of SERIOUSLY BAD ADVICE to our government is real, regarding energy needs. On the Environment Committee yesterday we heard from Mr Goulding of the International Energy Agency – a body set up in 1974 to advise governments in

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Brid Smith TD speaks on Pat Kenny show about Climate Change

Brid has a Bill going through process in the Dáil, that seeks to ban further exploration for fossil fuels off the Irish coast. She explains on the Pat Kenny radio programme on FM106, 20.6.18.

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