En­vi­ron­ment group get leave to ju­di­cially re­view LNG plan­ning

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

THE Friends of the Ir­ish En­vi­ron­ment (FIE) group was given leave to ap­peal An Bord Pleanála’s de­ci­sion to grant a five-year ex­ten­sion of plan­ning per­mis­sion to the Shan­non LNG plan at the High Court on Thurs­day. In a state­ment on its web­site, the group claimed that An Bord Pleanála ‘took no ac­count’ of the 2015 Cli­mate Ac­tion and Low Car­bon De­vel­op­ment Act of 2015. “It made lit­tle sense in 2007 to build a gas ter­mi­nal to handle enough gas to sup­ply twice Ire­land’s daily con­sump­tion and it makes even less sense now. The path­ways to a post-car­bon world have been clearly laid out and they do not in­clude lock­ing Ire­land into the use of fos­sil fu­els for an­other gen­er­a­tion.” The mat­ter comes again be­fore the High Court on Oc­to­ber 18 next.

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