FIE has written to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to have the password restrictions removed from the newly established register of extractive industries.

The Register, which much be completed by each local authority by December 31, 2010, must list all mines, quarries, and peat extraction in their areas. However the EPA is not allowing public access to the Register, a clear infringement of the legislation ensuring that any information which impacts on the environment must be made publicly available.

Quarries in particular have remained in legal limbo for more than 10 years and this concealment of the extent of the problem can only contribute to the problems of residents across the country.

Read our request     |  And read our Appeal against their initial refusal

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