Public meeting to discuss gas extraction fears

A public meeting is taking place in Canonbie tonight to discuss plans to extract underground gas around the village.

Local people fear the process will cause environmental damage and affect tourism. But the group behind the plan say it will bring jobs and money into the local community.

Ryan Dollard reports:

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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.