A public inquiry into controversial proposals to drill for gas in the Forth valley is under way in Falkirk, The BBC reports (with video footage including CCoF member and local resident, Martin Lynagh).
The article provides the following quote from Stirling Green Party councillor and former MSP, Mark Ruskell:
"You cannot overestimate the importance of this inquiry, it will effectively decide whether the entire dirty gas industry has a future in the UK or not.
"It's been left to communities to defend our local and global environment while government has fiddled around with half-baked policy. Nothing short of a moratorium on these developments until key concerns can be resolved will do."