Sunday February 23, 2020

Activists win right to challenge Shannon LNG import terminal

Friends of the Irish Environment oppose liquid gas project being given European fast-track planning status

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
13th February, 2020
Maria Walsh said she voted “with her conscience” to block gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest list due to environmental concerns. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The proposed Shannon liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal faces a new legal obstacle after a High Court ruling today in favour of Friends of the Irish Environment.

The green group has been granted permission to challenge the government-backed decision to include it on the European Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list. Projects on the list are entitled to “the most rapid treatment legally possible” and streamlined access to planning permission and European funding....

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