Underground Coal Gasification
A lobby group with ties to the Tory Party wants Westminster to overrule Scotland's ban on underground gas extraction.
Glasgow City Council has been prevented from banning fracking by Scottish Government officials.
Plans to set fire to coal under the seabed at 19 sites around the UK could cause massive climate pollution, groundwater contamination and toxic waste.
Much vaunted plans to set fire to coal under the sea around Scotland are likely to be dealt a blow by an independent review for the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government removed a web page supportive of Underground Coal Gasification only after activists complained.
Plans to gasify coal under the sea around Scotland could cause pollution, earthquakes, underground explosions, say government experts.
The multi-millionaire oil tycoon, Algy Cluff, is delaying a planning application to gasify coal under the Firth of Forth in the face of mounting political opposition.
Revelations that an underground coal gas plant in Australia is facing prosecution for allegedly contaminating over 300 square kilometres of farmland have sparked fears that the same could happen in Scotland.
The day after Scottish ministers announced a moratorium on fracking they were privately warned by a multi-millionaire oil tycoon that Scotland would lose investment worth £250 million.