Canney: ban on fossil fuel exploration premature

Canney: ban on fossil fuel exploration premature
Sean Canney: ‘We have to get out of fossil fuels, but there’s going to be a transitionary period of 20-30 years’ Pic: Collins

Minister of State for Natural Resources Sean Canney has said that drilling for oil and gas has to continue, to improve the security of supply for citizens.

He has faced recent criticism for supporting continued licensing for fossil fuel exploration, which a private members bill from People Before Profit is seeking to ban.

But in an interview with The Sunday Business Post, Canney said that such a ban would leave the country even more dependent...

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