Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research
HE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency has said that is would be unlikely that anybody commissioned to write a thorough report on fracking in Ireland would not have some knowledge or experience of the fossil fuel industries.
The statement comes after calls from environmentalists that Ireland should follow Germany and introduce a rule to exclude researchers with any links to the hydrocarbon industry from all future studies.
A spokesperson for the EPA told TheJournal.ie that she could not confirm if such a move would be considered, adding that it seemed unlikely. The matter would fall under the remit of the report commissioning body.
Posted on September 18, 2012, in Local politics and tagged Fossil fuel, Germany, Government, Hydraulic fracturing, Ireland, Mitt Romney, New York Times, TheJournal.ie. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.