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EU calls on Ireland to carry out environmental impact assessments for peat extraction

The European Commission is asking Ireland to respect its obligations under EU rules on environmental impact assessment (EIA).  Under the EIA Directive (2011/92/EU), Member States are required to carry out an assessment of the environmental impacts of projects likely to have a significant negative impact on the environment. This includes peat extraction projects.  Ireland has had numerous problems ...
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Environmental factors and risks that fall within the scope of Environmental Impact Assessments

Projects that require a preliminary environmental impact assessment The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (2011/92/EU, as amended by 2014/52/EU) applies to all “public and private projects which are likely to have significant effects on the environment”. Specific examples of projects that may be covered are listed in Annexes I and II. Scope of assessment Environmental factor...
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High Court quashes oil exploration license off Cork coast over environmental assessment screening process

A license granted for oil and gas exploration off the Cork coast was today quashed in a High Court settlement following a challenge from An Taisce.  The environmental charity initiated judicial review proceedings last November over the Department for Climate Action’s (DCCAE) granting of a license for sonar testing and seabed clearance at Barryroe. The licence for the site south of the Old Head ...
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