Underground Coal Gasification
UK Government told to overrule Holyrood’s underground gas ban
A lobby group with ties to the Tory Party wants Westminster to overrule Scotland's ban on underground gas extraction.
Scottish Government tells Glasgow not to ban fracking
Glasgow City Council has been prevented from banning fracking by Scottish Government officials.
Burning underground coal left ‘trail of destruction’
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.
Blow to plans to burn coal under the sea
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.
Government deletes statement supporting underground coal gasification
The Scottish Government removed a web page supportive of Underground Coal Gasification only after activists complained.
Mining for coal gas could cause blasts, fires and quakes, says Sepa
Plans to gasify coal under the sea around Scotland could cause pollution, earthquakes, underground explosions, say government experts.
Cluff shelves Forth coal gas plan
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.
Coal gas contamination sparks fears of disaster
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.
Cluff accused of ‘guilt-tripping’ ministers over coal gas plans
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.