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#Corrib - RTÉ News reports that the Commercial Court has quashed a revised licence to operate Shell's gas terminal at Ballinaboy in Co Mayo in what's been seen as a victory for campaigners against the controversial Corrib Gas Project.
The move comes after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conceded in court that a local man was entitled to an order against the licence.
Martin Harrington claimed that the EPA had failed to carry out a proper Environmental Impact Assessment of the relevant region on the north-west Mayo coast in a manner that met the requirements of relevant EU directives.
According to Business Etc, the EPA accepted the court's decision and will cover Harrington's legal costs.
New Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has signed off on a key foreshore licence to Shell Ireland, paving the way for the completion of the controversial Corrib gas project.
The Irish Times reports that the licence, subject to conditions, consents for the construction of the final 8km section of pipeline linking the Corrib gas field to Shell's onshore terminal at Ballinaboy. Co Mayo.
The scheme already has approval from An Bord Pleanála, and consents approved by former acting energy minister Pat Carey. But An Taisce has sought a judicial review of the planning decision, due before the High Court on Tuesday.
Still required by the developer before any work can begin are a revised emissions licence from the Environmental Protection Agency and a safety permit from the Commission for Energy Regulation under the Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010.
The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.
- Natural Gas
- Corrib Gas field
- Corrib gas pipeline
- Shell Ireland
- Co Mayo
- Minister for the Environment
- Phil Hogan
- Minister for Energy
- Pat Carey
- An Taisce
- An Bord Pleanála
- High Court
- judicial review
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Commission for Energy Regulation
- Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010