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2008-09-25 15:00:37

By Linda McKee EAST Belfast residents were urged to write to Environment Minister Sammy Wilson asking him to come to their homes to experience aircraft noise for himself. Campaigners seeking tighter controls told a public meeting in Ballymacarrett the minister needs to control the activities of George Best Belfast City Airport, or it could end up becoming Northern Ireland's biggest airport. Around 50 residents gathered at Connswater Community Centre for what became a heated debate on...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

By LINDA McKEE ENVIRONMENT Minister Sammy Wilson is backing a bid to recruit 50,000 people in Northern Ireland to help wildlife and wild places this year. The minister joined forces with the Ulster Wildlife Trust at a special reception at Stormont yesterday to launch its Year of Action which marks the charity's 30th anniversary. UWT is hoping to persuade at least 50,000 people, businesses and landowners to do one thing this year for local wildlife and wild places. "It is important to...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

By LINDA McKEE BUSINESSES at Mallusk Industrial Estate have been warned by Environment Minister Sammy Wilson that they are under scrutiny. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has launched a clamp-down on businesses close to the Sixmilewater River in Co Antrim in a bid to halt the fish kills resulting from pollution. The Sixmilewater and Ballymartin Rivers have been polluted almost 300 times in the past five years and were the scene of two serious fish kills earlier this year....

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Anonymous Northern Ireland's new environment minister Sammy Wilson looks set for a stormy relationship with green groups as a critic of an independent environment agency. The Democratic Unionist MLA for East Antrim takes over from Arlene Foster, who leaves the Department of the Environment (DoE) embroiled in controversy. Last month, Foster rejected plans for an independent agency to replace the Environment and Heritage Service (EHS), preferring to keep the function in her department...


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