Antrim Community Battle Infrastrata To Protect Belfast Water Supply
Oil and Gas company InfraStrata plan to commence drilling beside a major Belfast water reservoir (North Woodburn Reservoir) with no Waste Management Plan in place. A movement of people is growing, reclaiming the forest and reclaiming their right to safe, clean drinking water.
British Drilling and Freezing (BDF) Rig 28 has been stopped on Paisley Road on it’s way from Larne Harbour. Support is needed at 15 Paisley Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 9YB. Infrastrata are pushing ahead with work despite loosing in court and facing a Judicial Review of the process by which permission was granted.
Statement from Stop The Drill following Belfast High Court hearing:
Please come to Woodburn Forest to show peaceful and dignified solidarity for the community and #StopTheDrill campaign.
A massive victory for the campaign today in the High Court! Stop The Drill are delighted that the judge ruled in favour of the concerned local resident and granted leave that the Judicial Review can proceed. Infrastrata’s barrister Stewart Beattie stated that the company will go bankrupt if the drill is stopped until Mid and East Antrim Council make a decision on enforcement. This is a company that the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) confirmed two days ago as financially sound. We thank the local resident from the bottom of our hearts for his commitment to protecting our community and our water.
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