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Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs regarding debcarbonising our energy system

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The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has written to local planning authorities to advise them about the intention to consult on the appropriateness or otherwise of amendments to planning policy and whether planning policy should no longer be supportive of the following forms of fossil fuel extraction.
  • unconventional oil and gas extraction, including shale gas or coal bed methane extraction and underground coal gasification,
  • the extraction of coal.

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