Sammy Wilson criticised the decision, claiming it is a major opportunity missed
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Mark H Durkan defends Belcoo borehole decision

12 August 2014 Last updated at 18:30 BST

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has defended his decision to block an exploratory borehole for shale gas.

Former finance minister Sammy Wilson had accused Mr Durkan of signalling that Northern Ireland "is not open for business".

BBC News NI Political Editor Mark Devenport reports.