Hundreds talk about fracking

Around two hundred people turned out to a meeting in Canonbie last night to discuss controversial plans to use fracking to extract underground gas around the village.

Local people fear it will cause environmental damage and affect tourism. The developer says it could create jobs and boost the economy.

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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.