Ireland under pressure over EU support for gas terminal

The Irish government has come under pressure from campaigners to remove a planned gas terminal from a list of energy projects eligible for fast-track planning, permitting and EU funding

The Irish government has come under pressure from campaigners to remove a planned gas terminal from a list of energy projects eligible for fast-track planning and permitting and funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). 

Opponents of the Shannon LNG terminal sent a letter to taoiseach Leo Varadkar and environment minister Richard Bruton asking them to withdraw the project from the EU’s draft list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) by the 23 October deadline. 

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