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Shell Corrib Gas Project Developments

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Extracts from an article by Mary Carolan published on 11 March 2014 by The Irish Times under the headline: “Judge fast-tracks hearing of Corrib gas challenge”

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 15.39.36A High Court judge yesterday granted an application from Shell E&P Ireland to fast- track the hearing of the latest legal action against the Corrib project and fixed a trial date on May 20th. The approach adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to its decision-making relating to licensing the refinery was “nothing short of alarming and extraordinary”, Martin Harrington has claimed. Last October, Mr Harrington, Geesala, Ballina, Co Mayo, won, on consent of the EPA, an order quashing a different revised licence issued by the agency for the Shell gas terminal at Bellanaboy, arising from defects in relation to how the EPA carried out an environmental impact assessment concerning the terminal development. Now he has brought a judicial review challenge to the amendment to the different 2007 licence.


Extracts from a News Release issued by Mayo Shell to Sea Campaign on 11 March 2014

Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 15.39.36Shell to Sea today criticised the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources for selecting Wood Mackenzie as their advisers on the “fitness-for-purpose” of Ireland’s current oil and gas fiscal terms. Shell to Sea also criticized the tendering process and the pro-oil industry press statements that have come from the Department in regard to this selection of advisers. Wood Mackenzie have extremely close connections to the oil and gas industry and have been writing reports for the oil companies on Corrib since 1998.  They were further commissioned by Shell in 2003 to write a report on the Corrib Gas Project. While this report was confidential some of the taxation figures they quoted have since made their way into the public domain.



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