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McLaughlin slams Economic system Division on Derry mining concessions

SDLP Foyle MLA Sinead McLaughlin

THE SDLP’s Derry Meeting consultant Sinéad McLaughlin has criticised the Division for the Economic system following the discharge of latest statistics exhibiting that 69.1% of land within the native authority space for Derry and Strabane is roofed by mining concessions.

Mentioned the Foyle MLA: “The truth that such a big majority of our land is roofed by mining concessions can be deeply regarding to the folks of Derry and Strabane.

“Native communities and environmental campaigners have beforehand spoken out concerning the dangers posed by mining concessions, but the DUP appears content material to ignore these considerations and pursue revenue whereas wrecking our land.

“The SDLP is evident that our land ought to by no means be sacrificed for the sake of greed.

“And that as an alternative of granting additional licences or concessions, we should always select to guard our gorgeous pure panorama and indigenous wildlife for generations to return.

“I’ve immediately written to the Economic system Minister to precise my deep concern and ask that he revisits his Division’s coverage on this space.”

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