"Please do not allow any drilling before public enquiry results are known" says worried resident

Di Bedham lives in the village of Canonbie in Dumfries and Galloway.

She is among several hundred people worried about Buccleuch Estates' proposals for coal and gas extraction in the area:

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Gas extraction fears

Locals in the village of Canonbie, near Langholm, are rejecting proposals for a new coalfield to extract gas and coal. Out of the 400 people who took part in a recent survey, almost 97% were against the proposals.