The beleaguered communities in Cork and Meath deserve the sympathy
and support of the entire nation in their struggle for democracy,
justice and a safe environment. Planning permissions for huge outdated
incinerator projects are being rammed through despite well researched
evidence that they should not, and with interference in important
democratic checks and balances.
Why would anyone have confidence in the EPA's independence when Laura
Burke, until recently Indaver project manager, has been appointed
to its board, or in the objectivity of an EPA oral hearing in which
the agency would stand as judge and jury of its own action in granting
a licence? Indeed, why should our communities be driven to further
expense presenting evidence and bringing in more expert witnesses
when the findings of last year's excellent Bord Pleanala oral hearing
on the Indaver application were ignored along with the recommendations
of the highly competent presiding inspector?
I cry foul, foul, foul and rage, with 30,000 other objectors here
in Cork and similar numbers in Meath against the dying of our democracy.
Rosamund FitzGerald Cargin
The Grove, Compass Hill, Kinsale
Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment
Bishop's Road, Cobh, Co. Cork
Tel - 021 481 5564 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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