Severn Barrage plans examined by MPs

Plans for a Severn Barrage are under scrutiny at Westminster today. Supporters say it'd create jobs and provide five percent of the UK's energy needs.

But enviromentalists warn it could be devastating for wildlife.

Owain Phillips reports.


MPs reject Severn Barrage plan

MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have criticised a £30bn plan to build a barrage across the Severn Estuary. They say developers have 'failed to address commercial and environmental concerns', and the scheme's viability is 'unproven.'