Environmentalists hopeful of ban on coal gas extraction



A decision on the future of a controversial fossil fuel extraction method in Scotland is expected on Thursday.
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse is due to make an announcement on underground coal gasification (UCG), which involves burning coal in subterranean seams to produce gas, following consideration of an independent review.
Environmentalists are hopeful that a permanent ban on the practice will be put in place.
A moratorium, separate from the ongoing one on shale gas fracking and coalbed methane extraction, has been in place in Scotland since last October.
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5 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 42
Source: Scotsman
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