Fracking meeting in Portballintrae

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A public meeting is being held to discuss ‘fracking’.

The event will be held in Portballintrae Village Hall on Thursday 16th October at 7pm.

Rathlin Energy/Ballinlea License Rathlin Energy has applied to drill an exploratory well at Ballinlea in the Rathlin Basin. This application includes hydraulic fracturing processes.

The local community and the Northern Ireland general public have lodged both strong and logical objections to the application. The Planning Service has requested that Rathlin carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and that they take into account human health impacts as well as environmental impacts.

Once these assessments have been submitted to Planning Service, a decision will be made as to whether Rathlin Energy can proceed.