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Bord Na Móna On Solid Grounds To Use Stockpiled Peat, Says Midlands TD

The organisation is under threat of legal action from the Friends of the Environment.

A midlands TD doesn't believe Bord Na Móna are breaching regulations by using previously harvested peat.

Operations at remaining facilities could cease under threat of legal action from the Friends of the Environment, who claim Bord Na Móna don't have planning permission to use their 950,000 tonne stock pile.

But Laois Offaly deputy Barry Cowen says licensing and planning permission were in place at the time the peat was harvested, and believes the organisation is on solid grounds to continue operations until 2025.

He says stock piling excess peat has been a practice for years, and there's never been an issue:

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