Legal actions

Friends of the Irish Environment currently have legal actions before the High Court seeking to have an Environmental Impact Assessment done of the extraction of peat for the proposed new power plants.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LEGAL FUND


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HIGH COURT RECORD 2002 JR. 151

FIE Vs The Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland and the Attorney General. Notice Parties: The Electricity Supply Board, Bord na Mona Limited, and An Bord Pleanalla.

FIE holds that the EPA should have required the extraction of turf to be considered in the EIA process before granting a License 610 for Laneborough on 21 January, 2002.

APRIL 14: Leave to take this case was granted.

MAY 31: The Electricity Supply Board brought a Motion to Dismiss FIE Judicial Review and seeks security for costs. Hearing scheduled for June 18.

JUNE 14: Bord na Mona joined as a party to the Judicial Review.

JUNE 18: Hearing on Motion to Dismiss and Security for Costs rolled over to allow papers to be served on Bord na Mona.

JULY 5: the Hearing of the Motion to Dismiss and security for costs.


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HIGH COURT RECORD 2002 JR 156

FIE Vs An Bord Pleanala for granting permission on 14 June, 2001 to plans at Lanesborough [Longford 01/115 and PL 14.125540 of 8 February, 2002] and at Shannonbridge; Notice Parties James Mulhern, Longford and Offally County Councils, the Electricity Supply Board, Oliver Hilliard and Others, and An Taisce.

a Judicial Review of the decision of the Planning Appeals Board to give permission for the new power plants at without an Environmental Impact Assessment of the extraction of peat.

14 May: Application for leave to seek Judicial review not reached at list of fixed dates. Listed for end of next term.

18 June: Application listed for 5 July, 2002

5 July: Application for leave listed.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LEGAL FUND