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Legal challenge to plans for gas storage caverns beneath Larne Lough

Campaigners fear undersea mining project could affect environment and marine life

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Determined: Lisa Dobbie (right) with residents Julia O’Brien and Hillary Bailey at the site of a proposed gas plant near Browns Bay. Credit: Peter Morrison

Determined: Lisa Dobbie (right) with residents Julia O’Brien and Hillary Bailey at the site of a proposed gas plant near Browns Bay. Credit: Peter Morrison

Lisa Dobbie (right) with residents Julia O’Brien and Hillary Bailey at Port Muck, near Browns Bay. Picture by Peter Morrison

Lisa Dobbie (right) with residents Julia O’Brien and Hillary Bailey at Port Muck, near Browns Bay. Picture by Peter Morrison

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Determined: Lisa Dobbie (right) with residents Julia O’Brien and Hillary Bailey at the site of a proposed gas plant near Browns Bay. Credit: Peter Morrison

Concerned residents in Islandmagee and green campaigners have launched a legal challenge against the mining of gas caverns in salt layers under Larne Lough.

They fear it will have a detrimental impact on the environment and sea life.


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