Inquiry into coal-bed gas plan after 2500 object

A landmark public inquiry is to be held into proposals for unconventional gas extraction after more than 2500 people objected to an energy firm's plan to intensify drilling operations in Scotland, The Herald reported today. The Scottish Government has confirmed a public inquiry will be held into the firm's proposals to bore 22 new coal-bed methane wells after both Stirling and Falkirk councils failed to make a decision on the plans.

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Friday, August 2, 2013