Oil Drilling in Dublin Bay Raises Storm of Protest

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WILLIAM HEDERMAN talks to Noel McGuinness about drilling for oil in Dublin Bay, and why it’s a bad idea. He says there are a number of areas of extreme concern regarding this issue:
1. Drilling for oil or gas in Ireland under the current licencing agreements is of little or no benefit to the people of Ireland.
2. The planned drilling is too close to shore. Nowhere in Ireland has any company been allowed to drill this close to the coastline.
3. The world’s dependency on oil is the single biggest contributing factor to climate change.
4. The area around the site of the planned rig is designated a “Special Conservation Area”.
5. Providence Resources reported to councillors in Dun Laoghaire that there is a very high chance of a find in Dublin Bay.
6. This application for a foreshore licence is being rushed very quietly. Many people have no idea it is happening.

Duration: 18'53" DATE: December 4, 2012
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:William Hederman
Themes:Local News
Keywords:Oil Drilling, Dublin Bay, Conservation, Offshore, Conservation
LocationDublin Bay Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20120412_NST_001.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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