Coal Bed Methane

Coal Bed Methane is sometimes referred to as coal seam gas or simply CBM.  It’s very similar to the shale gas extraction except it happens in a coal seam.  However it is necessary to drain water out of the coal seam to stimulate the natural gas.  If this doesn’t work, then the coal seam is fracked.

Watch this video to learn more.

Why it’s bad

  • Water contamination
  • Toxic Air Emissions
  • Industralisation of the countryside
  • Lots of vehicle traffic
  • Keeps us addicted to fossil fuels
  • Threatens investment in renewable technologies

Current UK licenses (Approved and Under Consideration)

  • Airnlee
  • Airth
  • Alloa
  • Barton upon Irwell
  • Beddau
  • Black Wood
  • Blakelow
  • Byreburn Wood
  • Canonbie
  • Carlisle
  • Chester
  • Clifton Moor
  • Craig Cefn Parc
  • Crookholm
  • Crowle
  • Drum Mains
  • Ealand
  • Eastoft
  • Ellesmere
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Falkirk
  • Felindre
  • Frodsham
  • Fox Covert
  • Hilderstone
  • Hollybush Lane Farm
  • Keynsham
  • Letham Moss
  • Llandremor Fawr
  • Lichfield
  • Mostyn
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Penllergaer
  • Pontlliw
  • Port Talbot
  • Ranskill
  • Retford
  • Scampton
  • Shipton
  • Stafford
  • St Martins
  • Temple Gardens
  • Tittensor
  • West Butterwick
  • Winnington
  • Whittington
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