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Fueling the Fire: New Report Shows Underground Coal Gasification a Reckless Experiment


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Fueling the Fire: New Report Shows Underground Coal Gasification a Reckless Experiment

Friends of the Earth

WASHINGTON - Friends of the Earth Scotland have today (25 July) published a report setting out the serious dangers that Underground Coal Gasification poses in terms of climate change, local environmental impacts, and public health. [1] The report comes in the weeks before Professor Campbell Gemmell is due to submit his review of UCG to Scottish Ministers, under the current moratorium. [2] FoES are urging the Scottish Government to act swiftly to ban UCG, and end uncertainty for threatened communities around the Forth and Solway Firths.

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It is like some lurid horror novel where unlikely nightmarish events keep happening without reason. Do we not know better than this? Yes we do. We learned that it is a terrible mistake to attempt this. The result? We attempt this despite the danger and the eventual cost to the environment whether with success or failure. Nightmares are one thing but they end when you wake up.

This is a Daymare from which you cannot escape once you awaken each day. Misery and death for humanity is apparently a marketable business strategy.