In the Dail environment committee, we had an opportunity to question government and Coillte officials on policies relating to forestry. Each member has 10 mins in which to put questons and receive answers
Bríd Smith TD calling on the minister to ban the importation of fracked US gas through the proposed Shannon and Cork LNG terminals
On the Climate Action Committee, Just Transition for Bord na Mona workers was discussed by unions representing the workers and company and government representatives. This is the exchange between Brid and Patricia King of the ICTU
With Bord na Móna workers visiting in the Dáil gallery, Bríd outlines what a rotten job the government has done in safeguarding the workers in the peat industry as they face the end of peat production, in line with the need to cut harmful emmissions
Its amazing the way they have to be dragged to the truth. Thank God the Incredible Hulk (actor Mark Fuffalo) is on our side! Fracked Gas POISONS AND KILLS. We should NOT import it to an LNG terminal in Shannon or anywhere else. We must invest in renewable energy, for jobs and planet, and stop pretending fossil fuels are ok meantime. This was on The Tonight Show last night
Gas Networks Ireland were at our Dáil Climate comtte today. Bottom line is: their job is to make sure gas gets pipped (and profits are made on it), not to worry about the climate. They don’t state it as baldly as that, but that ‘s what I get from their answers. What do you think?
The Dáil Climate Committee discussed importing fracked gas (as LNGs). This are the questions I put, and some answers I received.
Varadkar, fresh from his UN Climate gig in New York, is forging ahead with plans to import fracked gas as LNG (liguified natural gas), poisonous to bio-sphere and humankind (but very profitable!). I pushed for a Dáil discussion, at the very least, on this before it went through. Today we had that discussion – this is what myself and Richard Boyd-Barret had to say
Brid spoke on the radio programme The Late Debate, 4.10.19 though it is also live-streamed (with results of varying quality). The clips here are mostly climate related issues, including ‘Just Transition’ for workers.
On the Late Debate radio programme (live streamed) Brid challenged the statements to the effect that the proposed LNGs (Liquid National Gas) hubs would not contain fracked gas.