Marshalled List of Amendments - 25 April 2024

Item 5: Order Paper 27/22-27 – Monday 29 April 2024

Motion: Ban Petroleum Licensing and Fracking


That this Assembly recognises that tackling climate change is a global priority and, to be successful, must be grounded on the principles of fairness and a just transition away from fossil fuel dependency towards a fairer and greener society powered by renewable energy; further recognises that we need to develop solar, tidal, onshore and offshore wind resources across the island of Ireland and off our coast; believes that a move towards renewable energy with a diversity of sources can increase energy security by reducing reliance on fossil fuel imports which are more susceptible to international markets; acknowledges the deep concerns communities have about the environmental and public health risks associated with practices such as hydraulic fracturing; and calls on the Minister for the Economy, as an important first step in moving away from fossil fuel dependency, to introduce a ban on petroleum licensing, drilling, and extraction.

[Mr Philip McGuigan]

[Ms Nicola Brogan]

[Mr Pádraig Delargy]

[Miss Áine Murphy]

Amendment 1

Leave out all after ‘introduce’ and insert:

‘legislation to ban petroleum licensing, drilling and extraction before the end of 2024’.

[Ms Sinéad McLaughlin]

[Mr Mark Durkan]

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