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1/ For those travelling to the Four Courts in Dublin to hear judgment delivered in @climatecaseire today (or just interested from afar), here’s a bit of background to the case & what to watch out for in court.
2/ The case was born of a frustration with court challenges to fossil fuel projects. Successful project challenges tend to be procedural, owing to the nature of judicial review as a remedy.

This means developers can lose a case, remedy the procedural issue & get permission. TFW:
3/ Consider Providence’s plan to test-drill for oil in 2013.

Working for @AnTaisce at the time, we (with John Kenny BL & James Devlin SC) secured the surrender of Providence’s licence.

The government had screened out the need for EIA based on a mistransposition of EU law.
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1/ Extreme civilisation, late-stage capitalism, whatever you want to call it: this thread👇🏼 is about THE. LEAST. SUSTAINABLE. THING. EVER! And it’s Irish...

@creedcnw @OriginGreen @Bordbia @GeorgeMonbiot @IUCNpeat @KOSullivanIT @tessakhan
2/ Yes, it’s Irish peat used as bedding for methane-belching cows & other farm animals!

Why? It’s cheaper than straw because straw prices are👆🏼because, well, climate-induced drought...

@KOSullivanIT @ellamcsweeney @RTENewsPaulC @GeorgeMonbiot @paulbmelia @GeorgeLeeRTE
3/ It costs the Earth 🌏 but Irish peat really is the “lap of luxury” for cows! 🐄

@creedcnw @OriginGreen @Bordbia
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