Belfast Telegraph

Video: Woodburn oil well - Protest at forest drill site

By Gary Grattan

Police and environmentalists were today engaged in a stand-off at a forest near Carrickfergus where an oil company is planning to drill a well.

The protestors are blocking access to Woodburn Forest.

One man was arrested earlier for causing an obstruction.

Contractors arrived earlier today to start preparatory work at the site. The protestors have been there since Monday.

Majella McCarron of the Stop The Drill Campaign said they planned to continue their peaceful protest "for as long as it takes."

Oil company Infrastrata plan to drill an exploratory well on the site.

A spokesman for Infrastrata declined to give a video interview.


From Belfast Telegraph